Today's Beautiful Gem: `Gift' - an oral tradition of a hill tribe in Bengal.

"If I ask him for a gift,
he will give it to me,
and then I shall have to go away.
But I don't want to go away.
Give me no gift-- give me thyself.
I want to be with thee, my beloved."

om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao