Collected Poems of Henry Derozio: Preface by Manu Samriti Chander; Edited by Amardeep Singh

Fakeer of Jungheera 1.21

Full soon the link of being's chain 
That holds Nuleeni yet below, 
Shall be for ever snapped in twain— 
And then, adieu to mortal woe! 
Before the pile she bends her brow, 
With all affections she must part, 
And those that cling to earth must now 
At once be severed from her heart.— 
And from her head the wreath she takes, 
Seven circuits round the pile she makes, 
And now with baleful brand on fire 
She slowly mounts the dreadful pyre! 

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