Mirabai

(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

A Limb Just Moved - Poem by Mirabai

You taught Your songs to the birds first,
why was that?

And You practised Your love in the hearts of animals
before You created man,

I know the planets talk at night
and tell secrets
about
You.

A limb just moved before me,
the beauty of this world
is causing me to
weep

[Translated by Daniel Ladinsky]


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012



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