Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems
Beacon Press, Nov 1, 2004 - Poetry - 120 pages
Mirabai is a literary and spiritual figure of legendary proportions. Born a princess in the region of Rajasthan in 1498, Mira (as she is more commonly known) eschewed the marriage her royal family had arranged for her, celebrating instead her right to independence and intense devotion to Krishna in both her life and poetry. In this collection, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, two of America's best poets, have created lively English versions of Mirabai's poems, using fresh images and energetic rhythms to make them accessible to modern readers.
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Mirabai is no less an important poet than Kabir, Rumi or Hafiz. This is a book of ecstatic poems to her Lover Krishna. Friend, listen: this love doesn't come or go. One sip from the cup of that ... Read full review