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Mirabai: Ecstatic Poems Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press (November 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080706386X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807063866
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,361,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We are so fortunate that two magnificent poets have been drawn to Mirabai's music. Like two twining flutes, Robert Bly and Jane Hirshfield ignite these subtle, surrendered-heart notes, as 'a steeped herb' releasing its cure, and even though we ourselves may be bogged down in our 'patch of gooseberry bushes' (both their images), still we catch. -Coleman Barks, author of The Drowned Book and The Essential Rumi

About 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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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By eurydike on July 29, 2006
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Kabir once held up a reading to 1500 of his devotees for two days, in order to wait for Mirabai to arrive. That's how important He thought She was.

In Kabir's words:

You have slept for millions and millions of years. Why not wake up this morning?

Thanks to Jane Hirshfield and Robert Bly, for standing in for Mirabai and Kabir.

These poems are that good.

A waterfall of morning to wash your spirit.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Trendy on September 26, 2007
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Nice translation...very easily read and comprehended...Very Western flavor

50 poems...Meera IS bhakti....her poems are alive with Love and Longing allowing the reader to experience rather than merely read. Meera allows you to taste Divine Love.

Artwork ...pictures...(black & white)

Nicely written 29 page Afterword/commentary...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Watkins on April 18, 2011
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Bly and Hirshfield have made well phrased cries of passion out of Mirabai's poems. I recommend A. J. Allston's edition, however, (also available on Amazon) of The Devotional Poems of Mirabai as giving the poems in longer and more authentic form.
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By Shawn Rain Chapman on January 16, 2014
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You don't really need mood altering chemicals ever if you have poetry like this around. Just stick to Mirabai, she makes you higher!
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Format: Kindle Edition
Love is always a timely topic of conversation. How love is spiritual as well as physical is a magic we may be lucky enough to experience but sure is difficult to 'explain'. These poems are an expression of just that. Enjoy reading them. [...]
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