Friday, February 09, 2007

god's valentine

A poem by Mirabai :

I tried controlling myself but it did no good.
My senses are

I heard You singing.
That started all my blessed madness.

I openly made love with everything in sight last night
and this morning

the constable showed up and wrote out twenty citations.

I guess I should not have jumped naked
on him in front
of his

The hypocrite, he wouldn't have complained
at all

if we were

(translation: Daniel Ladinsky, from his "Love Poems from God"--Penguin Compass, 2002)


At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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