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

Why Mira Can’T Come Back To Her Old House by 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. ...

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Nothing Is Really Mine Except Krishna. by Mirabai

Nothing Is Really Mine Except Krishna. by Mirabai

Nothing is really mine except Krishna. O my parents, I have searched the world And found nothing worthy of love. Hence I am a stranger amidst my kinfolk And an exile from their ...

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I Have Found My Guru by Mirabai

I Have Found My Guru by Mirabai

I have found a guru in Raidas, he has given me the pill of knowledge. I lost the honor of the royal family, I went astray with the sadhus. I constantly rise up, go to God’s ...

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Drink The Nectar by Mirabai

Drink The Nectar by 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 ...

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I Have Found by Mirabai

I Have Found by Mirabai

I have found, yes, I have found the wealth of the Divine Name's gem. My true guru gave me a priceless thing. With his grace, I accepted it. I found the capital of my several ...

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O My Mind by Mirabai

O My Mind by Mirabai

O my mind, Worship the lotus feet of the Indestructible One! Whatever thou seest twixt earth and sky Will perish. Why undertake fasts and pilgrimages? Why engage in philosophical ...

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Keep Up Your Promise by Mirabai

Keep Up Your Promise by Mirabai

Take my arm and keep up your promise! They call you the refugeless refuge, they call you redeemer of outcasts. Caught in a riptide in the sea of becoming, without your support I'm ...

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Mira Danced With Ankle Bells by Mirabai

Mira Danced With Ankle Bells by Mirabai

Mira danced with ankle-bells on her feet. People said Mira was mad; my mother-in-law said I ruined the family reputation. Rana sent me a cup of poison and Mira drank it laughing. ...

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I Am Mad With Love by Mirabai

I Am Mad With Love by Mirabai

I am mad with love And no one understands my plight. Only the wounded Understand the agonies of the wounded, When the fire rages in the heart. Only the jeweller knows the value of ...

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I Send Letters by Mirabai

I Send Letters by Mirabai

I send letters to my Beloved, The dear Krishna. But He sends no message of reply, Purposely preserving silence. I sweep his path in readiness And gaze and gaze Till my eyes turn ...

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Do Not Leave Me by Mirabai

Do Not Leave Me by 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 ...

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I Will Sing The Praises Of Hari by Mirabai

I Will Sing The Praises Of Hari by 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 ...

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I Am Pale With Longing For My Beloved; by Mirabai

I Am Pale With Longing For My Beloved; by Mirabai

I am pale with longing for my beloved; People believe I am ill.Seizing on every possible pretext, I try to meet him 'by accident.'They have sent for a country doctor; ...

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Come To My Pavilion by Mirabai

Come To My Pavilion by Mirabai

Come to my pavilion, O my King. I have spread a bedmade of delicately selected buds and blossoms, And have arrayed myself in bridal garb From head to toe. I have been Thy slave ...

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Clouds by Mirabai

Clouds by Mirabai

Clouds -I watched as they ruptured,ash black and pallid I saw mountainous cloudssplit and spew rainfor two hours.Everywhere water, plants and rainwater,a riot of green on the ...

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The Dark One Is Krishna by Mirabai

The Dark One Is Krishna by Mirabai

Thick overhead clouds of the monsoon, a delight to this feverish heart. Season of rain, season of uncontrolled whispers---the Dark One's returning! O swollen heart, O sky brimming ...

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Sleep by Mirabai

Sleep by Mirabai

Sleep has not visited me the whole night, Will the dawn ever come? O my companion, Once I awoke with a start from a dream. Now the remembrance from that vision Never fades. My ...

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The Arrow Of His Glance by Mirabai

The Arrow Of His Glance by Mirabai

Friend, the arrow of his glance struck my eyes; Its point pierced my heart (and) his sweet image entered my soul. For a long time I have been staying (here) watching the road, ...

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Mine Is Gopal by Mirabai

Mine Is Gopal by Mirabai

Mine Is Gopal 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 ...

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Strange Is The Path When You Offer Love by Mirabai

Strange Is The Path When You Offer Love by Mirabai

Do not mention the name of love, O my simple-minded companion. Strange is the path When you offer your love. Your body is crushed at the first step. If you want to offer love Be ...

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That Dark Dweller In Braj by Mirabai

That Dark Dweller In Braj by Mirabai

That dark Dweller in Braj Is my only refuge. O my companion, Worldly comfort is an illusion, As soon you get it, it goes. I have chosen the Indestructible for my refuge, Him whom ...

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Listen by Mirabai

Listen by 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 ...

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The Dagger by Mirabai

The Dagger by Mirabai

The dagger of love has pierced my heart. I was going to the river to fetch water, A golden pitcher on my head. Hariji has bound me By the thin thread of love, And wherever He ...

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A Great Yogi by Mirabai

A Great Yogi by Mirabai

In my travels I spent time with a great yogi.Once he said to me.“Become so still you hear the blood flowing through your veins.”One night as I sat in quiet,I seemed on the verge ...

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Friend, Without That Dark Raptor by Mirabai

Friend, Without That Dark Raptor by Mirabai

Friend, without that Dark raptorI 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 doorand ...

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Strange Are The Decrees Of Fate by Mirabai

Strange Are The Decrees Of Fate by 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 ...

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I Do Not Care About Social Norms by Mirabai

I Do Not Care About Social Norms by Mirabai

I will fasten the bells of his love to my feetAnd 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 ...

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Mine Is The Lifter Of Mountains by Mirabai

Mine Is The Lifter Of Mountains by Mirabai

Mine is the lifter of mountains, the cowherd, and none other. O sadhus! there is no other--I have seen the whole world. I left brothers, I left kindred, I left all I had. Sitting ...

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In A Sudden by Mirabai

In A Sudden by Mirabai

On a sudden,the sight,Your look of light,stills all, The curd-potfalls to the ground.Parents andbrothersall call a halt. Prise out, they say, this thing from your heart. You've ...

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A Cowherding Girl by Mirabai

A Cowherding Girl by Mirabai

The plums tasted sweet to the unlettered desert-tribe girl- but what manners! To chew into each! She was ungainly, low-caste, ill mannered and dirty, but the god took the fruit ...

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The Heat Of Midnight Tears by Mirabai

The Heat Of Midnight Tears by 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 ...

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Unbreakable by Mirabai

Unbreakable by Mirabai

Unbreakable, O Lord, Is the love That binds me to You: Like a diamond, It breaks the hammer that strikes it. My heart goes into You As the polish goes into the gold. As the lotus ...

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All I Was Doing Was Breathing by Mirabai

All I Was Doing Was Breathing by Mirabai

Something has reached out and taken in the beams of my eyes.There is a longing, it is for his body, for every hair of that dark body.All I was doing was being, and the Dancing ...

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The Saffron by Mirabai

The Saffron by Mirabai

The saffron of virtue and contentment Is dissolved in the water-gun of love and affection. Pink and red clouds of emotion are flying about, Limitless colours raining down. All the ...

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I Danced Before My Giridhara by Mirabai

I Danced Before My Giridhara by Mirabai

I danced before my Giridhara.Again and again I danceTo please that discerning critic,And put His former love to the test.I put on the ankletsOf the love of Shyam,And behold! My ...

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Your Look Of Light by Mirabai

Your Look Of Light by Mirabai

On a sudden, the sight. Your look of light stills all, stills all, The curd-pot falls to the ground. Parents and brothers all call a halt. Prise out, they say, this thing from ...

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Your Slander Is Sweet by Mirabai

Your Slander Is Sweet by Mirabai

Rana, to me your slander is sweet. Some praise me, some blame me. I go the other way. On the narrow path, I found God’s people. What should I turn back for? I am learning wisdom ...

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A Limb Just Moved by Mirabai

A Limb Just Moved by Mirabai

You taught Your songs to the birds first,why was that? And You practised Your love in the hearts of animalsbefore You created man, I know the planets talk at nightand tell ...

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Go To That Impenetrable Realm by Mirabai

Go To That Impenetrable Realm by Mirabai

Go to that impenetrable realmThat death himself trembles to look upon.There plays the fountain of loveWith swans sporting on its waters.There the company of holy men is ...

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The Rainy Season by Mirabai

The Rainy Season by Mirabai

The rainy season is abroad And the skirt of my dress is wet. You have gone off to distant lands, And my heart finds it unbearable. I keep sending letters to my Beloved Asking when ...

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O I Saw Witchcraft Tonight by Mirabai

O I Saw Witchcraft Tonight by Mirabai

O I saw witchcraft tonightin 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 ...

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Life In The World Is Short by Mirabai

Life In The World Is Short by Mirabai

Life in the world is short,Why shoulder an unnecessary loadOf worldly relationships? Thy parents gave thee birth in the world,But the Lord ordained thy fate.Life passes in getting ...

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It’s True I Went To The Market by Mirabai

It’s True I Went To The Market by Mirabai

My friend, I went to the market and bought the Dark One.You claim by night, I claim by day.Actually I was beating a drum all the time I was buying him.You say I gave too much; I ...

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No One Knows My Invisible Life by Mirabai

No One Knows My Invisible Life by Mirabai

No one knows my invisible life.Painand madness for Rama.Our wedding bed is high upin the gallows.Meet him?If the dark healer comes,we'll negotiate the hurt.I love the man who ...

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Torn In Shreds by Mirabai

Torn In Shreds by 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 ...

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The Plums Tasted by Mirabai

The Plums Tasted by Mirabai

The plums tastedsweet to the unlettered desert-tribe girl-but what manners! To chew into each! She was ungainly, low-caste, ill mannered and dirty, but the god took thefruit she'd ...

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O My Friends by Mirabai

O My Friends by Mirabai

O my friends,What can you tell me of Love,Whose pathways are filled with strangeness?When you offer the Great One your love,At the first step your body is crushed.Next be ready to ...

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Only He Knows The Bitterness Of Love by Mirabai

Only He Knows The Bitterness Of Love by Mirabai

Only he knows the bitterness of loveWho has deeply felt its pangs.When you are in troubleNo one comes near you:When fortune smiles.All come to share the joy.Love shows no external ...

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Mira Knows Why by Mirabai

Mira Knows Why by Mirabai

The earth looked at Him and began to dance.Mira knows why, for her soul toois in love. If you cannot picture Godin a way that alwaysstrengthensyou, You need to readmore of mypoems ...

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Dark Friend, What Can I Say? by Mirabai

Dark Friend, What Can I Say? by Mirabai

Dark Friend, what can I say?This love I bringfrom distant lifetimes is ancient,do not revile it.Seeing your elegant bodyI am ravished.Visit our courtyard, hear the womensinging ...

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