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Auvaiyar

  • Wherever my son is, I do not know. / This is the womb that carried him, / like a stone cave / lived in by a tiger and now abandoned. / It is on the battlefield that you will find him.

    • Auvaiyar,
    • c. 3rd cent., in Joanna Bankier and Deirdre Lashri, eds., Women Poets of the World ()

Auvaiyar, Indian poet

(3rd cent.)