Treasure Island

Mirabai

(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

I Danced Before My Giridhara


I danced before my Giridhara.
Again and again I dance
To please that discerning critic,
And put His former love to the test.
I put on the anklets
Of the love of Shyam,
And behold! My Mohan stays true.
Worldly shame and family custom
I have cast to the winds.
I do not forget the beauty of the Beloved
Even for an instant.
Mira is dyed deeply in the dye of Hari.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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