Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems

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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) fought tradition and celebrated a woman's right to an independent life in her ecstatic poems. Her royal family arranged an early marriage for her, but she felt a marriage to Krishna was more important. As a result, her life became a model of social defiance and spiritual integrity.

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Overview

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) fought tradition and celebrated a woman's right to an independent life in her ecstatic poems. Her royal family arranged an early marriage for her, but she felt a marriage to Krishna was more important. As a result, her life became a model of social defiance and spiritual integrity.

During her lifetime, Mira's reputation spread across her country. She was known as a woman of immense talent and devotion. By the time she died in 1550, she was considered a saint. People across India recited and danced to her poems, and they still do today. 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. Their work makes clear that Mirabai's poetry transcends her time and culture.

Columbia University professor of religion John Stratton Hawley provides an afterword to the volume that discusses what is known of Mirabai's life and reputation. With a historian's precision, he shows how Bly and Hirshfield's versions belong to a tradition of reinterpretation and rephrasing that is already centuries old.

Mirabai comes to life through the impressive interpreting of her poems by Bly and Hirshfield. The poems feel as fresh today as they must have felt when this amazing woman sung them herself five centuries ago.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807063866
  • Publisher: Beacon
  • Publication date: 8/20/2004
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.32 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bly is the author of The Night Abraham Called to the Stars, a book of poems in the ghazal form, as well as ten other collections of poetry. He has published several books of prose, including Iron John and The Sibling Society. Recently published, The Winged Energy of Delight is a gathering of poems by twenty-two poets from various languages that Bly has translated over the last forty years. Bly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Table of Contents

A few words about Mirabai
Mirabai's teachings
All I was doing was breathing 3
The dagger 4
Mira has finished with waiting 5
It's true I went to the market 6
Mira the milkmaid 7
The fish and the crocodile 8
Polish into gold 9
A dream of marriage 10
Ankle bells 12
The flute 13
The rope of jasmine blossoms 14
His hair 15
The gooseberry patch 16
To my brother-in-law Rana 17
Fate is strange 18
Not hiding not seeking 19
Don't go, don't go 20
Why Mira can't come back to her old house 21
The necklace 24
How this will go 25
The arrow 26
Heading for the ocean 27
Don't tell me no, mother 28
Where did you go? 29
Mira asks only to join with the elephants & parrots 30
Mira is jasmine 33
The cuckoo calls a beloved who comes 34
Only the beloved can open the blossoming spring 36
Mira is mad with love 38
In all my lives 39
The door 40
The storm clouds 41
Mira the bee 44
No longer thirsty 45
The coffer with the poisonous snake 46
Mira the slave 47
Awake to the name 48
The long drought is over 50
Near the throne 51
Drunk for life 52
Water through the fingers 53
Wild plums are sweetest 56
Mira swims free 57
Mira the barterer 58
The clouds 59
To dance for the dark one is all the clothing Mira needs 60
Faithfulness 62
Mira the lotus 63
The heat of midnight tears 64
No more drought 66
Afterword 67
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  • Posted January 25, 2013

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    I am in love with the Dark Lord!

    Well what can you really say about Mirabai? Her intense craving, desire and love for Krsna is passionate, sensual and completely pure. Reading her poems to Him, about Him, is a glimpse into the highest platform of love.

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