Sunday, May 29, 2016

KABIR ~







god my darling
do me a favor and kill my mother-in-law
Janabai (13th century).
trans. Arun Kolatkar



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 desert

The town's inhabitants,



Did I find, says Kabir,

The beloved that I've become

One with.




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K A B I R
Songs of Kabir
translated Arvind Krishna Mehrotra 
New York Review of Books












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