Southern Road: Poems
Beacon Press, 1974 - Poetry - 135 pages
From poets Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield, English versions of impassioned poems by Mirabai, the beloved Indian poet-saint 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
ODYSSEY OF BIG BOY
WHEN DE SAINTS GO MATCHING HOME
DARK OF THE MOON
RUMINATIONS OF LUKE JOHNSON
TO SALLIE WALKING
MISTER SAMUEL AND SAM
OLD KING COTTON
SLIM LANDS A JOB?