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Mirabai

(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

I Do Not Care About Social Norms


I will fasten the bells of his love to my feet
And 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 not care about social norms
Nor do I keep my family's honour.
I cannot forget, even for a moment,
The beauty of my lover.
I am dyed in Hari's colour.

[Translated by Shreprakash Kurl]

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

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