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The Nataraja takes a wild spin

Moving  at a hectic rhythm

The dumru playing an unforgiving rhyme

Wielding the trident, wiping out

The footprints of greed, ego and arrogance .

Enter the nation with long flowing tresses

Hips swaying rhythmically, enjoying

the graces.


Her dance wins cheers

calling back the sun moon and the sea

footsteps paving ways for new lives

forms and leaves.

The Ardhnarishwara dance eternally, ecstatically

Sometimes the tandav

And at times a rejuvenating ballet

One swaying back, the other swaying forth

One giving life all the time

The other taking it back in time.

By Anuradha Singh




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