Kabir

(1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Chewing Slowly - Poem by Kabir

Chewing slowly,
Only after I’d eaten
My grandmother,
Mother,
Son-in-law,
Two brothers-in-law,
And father-in-law
(His big family included)
In that order,
And had for dessert
The town’s inhabitants,

Did I find, says Kabir,
The beloved that I’ve become
One with.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

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  • Gold Star - 4,577 Points Ric S. Bastasa (5/2/2012 7:16:00 AM)

    cannibalism must be good and holy? (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012



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