Mahadevi : People, male and female

Akka Mahadevi was an important figure in the 12th c. CE Bhakta movement. For more about her, see this earlier post.

male and female,
blush when a cloth covering their shame
comes loose
               When the lord of lives
lives drowned without a face
in the world, how can you be modest?

When all the world is the eye of the lord,
onlooking everywhere, what can you
cover and conceal?

Translation A.K. Ramanujan

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