• The Kalidasa - Sapphô by Kim Smiley The Kalidasa - Sapphô by Kim Smiley

The Kalidasa

Oxidized Rhodes lace
Sterling silver and lapis lazuli clasp

Measures 6" long and 1” high
Various clasps available

Handmade in Toronto, Canada


The Cloud Messenger
By Kalidasa (c. 4th century CE)

Her dark-blue waters like a garment
slipping of the sloping bank of her hips,
still cling to the reed branches
as if lightly held up by one hand;
drawing it away as you bend over her, my friend,
will it not be hard for you to depart?
For who can bear to leave a woman, her loins bared,
once having tasted her body's sweetness?

Translated from the Sanskrit by Chandra Rajan