Caressed by Kama

Collection from rain-kissed nights 

Kāmadeva is commonly known as the Vedic god of love, somewhat comparable to the Greek Cupid. The word “kama” is usually translated as “desire.” In the Rg Veda, kama is the first feeling or movement that arose in the One when it came into being and the Atharva Veda describes kama as a desire for the good of all things in creation. Somehow later on Kama became the equivalent of desire, lust and physical love. He is not worshiped and in some cases he is feared as an evil influence that holds the soul trapped in “maya” (illusion) or “samsara” or the continuous dance of birth and death.

This collection of poems reflects that aspect of Kama as the “god of love” for they are poems written from the heart about very specific people and very specific times in certain relationships. On reading many of them over, I certainly feel that I’m back in one of those rain-drenched nights heady with soft, fragrant air. Some of those nights were blissful and others profoundly sorrowful. I offer them all to you here.

COLLECTION THE FIRST: JOYFUL NOISE FROM A BROKEN HEART
COLLECTION THE SECOND: TRANSFORMATION
COLLECTION FROM THE REALMS OF FAERIE: AN ANCIENT MUSIC

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