Category Archives: Mirabai

1498 – 1546 , Kudki / India.

Torn In Shreds – Mirabai

Mine is Gopal, the Mountain-Holder; there is no one else.  On his head he wears the peacock-crown: He alone is my husband.  Father, mother, brother, relative: I have none to call my own.  I’ve forsaken both God, and the family’s … 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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The Heat Of Midnight Tears – Mirabai

Listen, my friend, this road is the heart opening,  Kissing his feet, resistance broken, tears all night.  If we could reach the Lord through immersion in water,  I would have asked to be born a fish in this life.  If … Continue reading

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Why Mira Can’T Come Back To Her Old House – Mirabai

The colors of the Dark One have penetrated Mira’s body; all the other colors washed out.  Making love with the Dark One and eating little, those are my pearls and my carnelians.  Meditation beads and the forehead streak, those are … Continue reading

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Poem – Friend, Without That Dark Raptor – Mirabai 

Friend, without that Dark raptor I could not survive.  Mother-in-law shrills at me,  her daughter sneers,  the prince stumbles about in a permanent fury.  Now they’ve bolted my door  and mounted a guard.  But who could abandon a love  developed through … Continue reading

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Poem – Drink the Nectar – Mirabai 

Drink the nectar of the Divine Name, O human! Drink the nectar of the Divine Name! Leave the bad company, always sit among righteous company. Hearken to the mention of God (for your own sake).  Concupiscence, anger, pride, greed, attachment: wash … Continue reading

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Poem – Do not Leave Me – Mirabai

Do not leave me alone, a helpless woman.  My strength, my crown,  I am empty of virtues,  You, the ocean of them.  My heart’s music, you help me  In my world-crossing.  You protected the king of the elephants.  You dissolve … Continue reading

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