Lalla Arifa’s poetry – Medieval India

By |2017-07-20T17:41:43-07:00July 20th, 2017|Clothing, India, Literature|

Cotton bolls hanging from the plants I began as a bloom of cotton, outdoors. Then they brought me to a room where they washed me. Then the hard strokes of the carder's wife. Then another woman spun thin threads, twisting me around her wheel. Then the kicks of the weaver's loom made cloth, and on the washing [...]