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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 21

darkness there was: at first concealed in darkness this all was indiscriminate chaos. all that existed then was void and formless: by the great power of warmth was born that unit. thereafter rose desire in the beginning, desire, the primal seed and germ of spirit. ~~~rig veda, hymn cxxix, creation ~~~ anjali sat in front the resplendent idol of devi maiyya in shantivan, looking at a basketful of beautiful white lotus buds, a pensive lost look about her. she was…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 19

INDEX thng nh c tri theo ngy thng mt, though longing flows down the river of time qu kh anh; anh khng nhc cng em. my past, i did not share with you. linh h”n ta cn u n hn ‘m, my soul’s dark recesses darker than night ta cha thu, na l ai thu r’. inscrutable to me, inscrutable to all. ~~~ by the vietnamese poet xuan dieu, translated by thomas d le ~~~ “she was called nancy?” anjali…

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Arshi FF : Without You

without you: chapter 18

INDEX you who demolish me, you whom I love, be near me. remain near me when evening, drunk on the blood of the skies, becomes night, in its one hand a perfumed balm, in the other a sword sheathed in the diamond of stars. ~~~ faiz ahmed faiz ~~~ he lay there staring up at the stars. the night sky beckoned, inky and clear. winter was on its way in, a slight chill blew in the air, she shivered a…

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