"Brother, I’ve seen some" by Kabir, appeared in the March issue of Poetry, and is translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra:
Brother, I’ve seen someAstonishing sights:A lion keeping watchOver pasturing cows;A mother deliveredAfter her son was;A guru prostratedBefore his disciple; ...
You can read the full poem, with the enlightening payoff at the end, here.
(Photo: Hindu devotees play with coloured powders during Holi celebrations at the Bankey Bihari Temple on March 21, 2011 in Vrindavan, India. Holi, the spring festival of colours, is celebrated by Hindus around the world in an explosion of colour to mark the end of the winter. By Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
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