Sunday, June 8, 2014

Learning to Bow: Kabir

Photo by Paul Synott

What has death and a thick body dances before
   what has no thick body and no death.
The trumpet says: "I am you."
The spiritual master arrives and bows down to the
   beginning student.
Try to live to see this!

               ~ Kabir
                  version by Robert Bly 

What follows is a video of three poems by Kabir, read by Robert Bly.

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Photo by Tony Hammond

                            to the old woman
                            doing laundry, the evening
                            willow bows

                                       translated by David G. Lanoue


PS  Click to learn how to contribute to Wednesday Haiku.

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