Afterward, I weep into the mole It waits, in shadows of your wrist I smoothen it, lingering my teeth In its near circle, filter coffee rust I know its fissures too well by now Like a canoe on your rippling skin I tether to it, my anklets now mute
Kashiana Singh calls herself a work practitioner and embodies the essence of her TEDx talk - Work as Worship into her everyday. Her chapbook Crushed Anthills from Yavanika Press in 2020 is a journey that unravels memory through 10 cities. She proudly serves as an Assistant Poetry Editor for Poets Reading the News and her voice be read and heard on various international platforms. Kashiana’s first poetry collection is called, Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words. Kashiana lives in Chicago and carries her various geographical homes within her poetry. Her poems have been published on various platforms including Rattle, Poets Reading the News, Visual Verse, Oddball Magazine, Café Dissensus, and others.
Translations from Ṛtusaṃhāra and Meghadūta by Kalidasa
Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit author who is often considered ancient India's greatest poet and playwright. His plays and poetry are primarily based on the Vedas, the Rāmāyaṇa, the Mahābhārata and the Purāṇas. His surviving works consist of three plays, two epic poems and two shorter poems.