Dark Friend, What Can I Say? – Mirabai

Dark Friend, what can I say?
This love I bring
from distant lifetimes is ancient,
do not revile it.
Seeing your elegant body
I am ravished.
Visit our courtyard, hear the women
singing old hymns
On the square I’ve laid
out a welcome of teardrops,
body and mind I surrendered ages ago,
taking refuge
wherever your feet pass.
Mira flees from lifetime to lifetime,
your virgin.

Poem – Dark Friend, what can I say? – Mirabai 

Mirabai 1498 - 1546  Kudki , India

Mirabai
1498 – 1546
Kudki , India


Dark Friend, What Can I Say?This love I bring 

from distant lifetimes is ancient, 

do not revile it. 

Seeing your elegant body 

I am ravished. 

Visit our courtyard, hear the women 

singing old hymns 

On the square I’ve laid 

out a welcome of teardrops, 

body and mind I surrendered ages ago, 

taking refuge 

wherever your feet pass. 

Mira flees from lifetime to lifetime, 

your virgin.