Category Archives: Classic Poems

I Do Not Care About Social Norms – Mirabai

I will fasten the bells of his love to my feet And dance in front of Girdhar. Dancing and dancing I will please his eyes; My love is an ancient one. My love is the only truth. I do not … Continue reading

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No One Knows My Invisible Life – Mirabai

No one knows my invisible life. Pain and madness for Rama. Our wedding bed is high up in the gallows. Meet him? If the dark healer comes, we’ll negotiate the hurt. I love the man who takes care of cows. … Continue reading

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Strange Are The Decrees Of Fate – Mirabai

Strange are the decrees of fate. Behold the large eyes of the deer! Yet he is forced to roam the forests. The harsh crane has brilliant plumage, While the sweet-voiced cuckoo is black. The rivers flow in pure streams, But … Continue reading

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O I Saw Witchcraft Tonight – Mirabai

O I saw witchcraft tonight in the region of Braj. A milking girl going her rounds, a pot on her head, came face to face with the Dark One. My friend, she is babbling, can no longer say “buttermilk.” – … Continue reading

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Only He Knows The Bitterness Of Love – Mirabai

Only he knows the bitterness of love Who has deeply felt its pangs. When you are in trouble No one comes near you: When fortune smiles. All come to share the joy. Love shows no external wound. But the pain … Continue reading

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I Will Sing The Praises Of Hari – Mirabai

We do not get a human life Just for the asking. Birth in a human body Is the reward for good deeds In former births. Life waxes and wanes imperceptibly, It does not stay long. The leaf that has once … Continue reading

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Lamps Burn In Every House – Kabir

Lamps burn in every house, O blind one! and you cannot see them. One day your eyes shall suddenly be opened, and you shall see: and the fetters of death will fall from you. There is nothing to say or … Continue reading

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