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By Kabir, Robert Bly

Initially released in 1976, with greater than 75,000 copies in print, this selection of poems by way of fifteenth-century ecstatic poet Kabir is stuffed with enjoyable and entire of idea. Columbia collage professor of faith John Stratton Hawley has contributed an advent that makes transparent Kabir's mammoth value to the modern reader and praises Bly's intuitive translations.

By making each reader ponder anew their spiritual considering, the poems of Kabir look as correct this present day as once they have been first written.

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1 old itch and cravings to break doors and windows down in heat or cold to start in taking shots and partridges and lions 0 skyhigh fringes. 2 the two thieves. 1 and so the hustle bustle of a binge. 2 with broken pots to make a soup of pinks and roses in gazpacho trembling points of light to take a count of everything and make a chain of every egg they lay. 0 and nothing more than any evening at the bull ring seeing nothing more is lacking not so much as thanks but no thanks. 2 i don’t say that what i don’t say i don’t say by saying i don’t say it.

2 i don’t say that what i don’t say i don’t say by saying i don’t say it. 1 a mess of i-say and a mess of say-it-to-me and a mess of say of don’t-say like a mess of castanets all praying with their torches and their fried eggs lightly lightly. 2 most likely things here aren’t meant for nudes and showcases not in museums nor the larger fashionable boutiques – because that’s the way it is. 0 nothing more than a glowworm hanging from the ceiling lighting up the danceinside the chandelier. 2 dog with so many heads so skinny and so paunchy.

1 here there’s nothing but some oil and shredded beef. 2 son of a bitch bitch wise guy double wise guy gash rheumatic wolf and ragtag owl 0 flower child with eyelids fluttering and yakking on the top of makeup box bent nai pried open with a knife point. 2 mickey rat dressed like a priest who sheds the skin from rags of darkness. 1 so having gotten the open envelope without a stamp it could have been eaten by the mailman or his grandmother and not responsible to anybody happy days. 2 but just hold on there!

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