[INDOLOGY] My verse on the language of poetry

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Mon Jan 20 12:10:10 EST 2020


My verse on the language of poetry

प्रणयेन प्रियं कान्ता वक्रोक्तिं भाषते क्वचित् ।
तथा कवि: स्वैर्वाग्बाणैर्मनो विद्ध्यति धीमताम् ।।

Occasionally, a wife uses oblique expressions addressed to her beloved.
Similarly, a poet pierces the mind of the brilliant readers with his
word-arrows.

Madhav M. Deshpande
Professor Emeritus, Sanskrit and Linguistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Senior Fellow, Oxford Center for Hindu Studies

[Residence: Campbell, California, USA]
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