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Forty-four of the Ecstatic Poems of Kabir “Kabir’s poems give off a marvelous radiant intensity Bly’s versions have exactly the luminous depth that permits. In the tradition of ecstatic poetry, Kabir writes of bodily delights and of choices made by the heart, not the mind. Columbia University professor of religion John. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , John E. Cort and others published Kabir: Ecstatic Poems – By Robert Bly.

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Now, we are proud to publish a revised, beautifully designed hardcover edition that includes 10 new translations.

These translation free his words from the “hopeless” Victorian of Tagore and Underhill. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It features one major character, Mohammad ala Rushdie who is poesm Sufi novice in the Mevlevi order who is also a modern social activists in the Campaign for a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly for global democracy.

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Rumi, he is my other favorite sufi poet. One or more items could not be added because you are cestatic logged in. Robert Bly lives on a farm in his native state of Minnesota.

Kabir’s early life is not firmly established. It is not a mere succession of years, ecdtatic the autobiography of Babur tends to be, but an inner dialogue of spiritual questioning and search. I hear bells ringing that no one has shaken, inside “love” there is more joy than we know of, rain pours down, although the poeme is clear of clouds, there are whole rivers of light.


He is at once irreverent toward authority and amazed by divinity. At least this book, between its forward by Bly himself and the more scholarly afterward, is more or less honest about its origins and limitations. Bly lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was fond of literature, and created a library of kabbir 24, volumes written in Sanskrit, Hindustani, Persian, Greek, Latin, Arabic and Kashmiri, staffed by many scholars, translators, artists, calligraphers, scribes, bookbinders and readers.

Painfully, awfully, cripplingly awesome. The power of Kabir’s words come from his passion-and also from his humor. He was also a staunch champion of the poor and oppressed and a devoted opponent of social injustice in all kanir. He demands that readers live for themselves.

The Kabir Book: Forty-Four of the Ecstatic Poems of Kabir

No, the inescapable responsibility of the translator of poetry is to use his materials to create real poetry in his own language. Here there is nothing but the struggle to live; there, nothing ecstativ the tumult of the Judgment Day. Well, it sounds like Robert Bly of Iron John fame speaking in the voice of his idea of a 14th-century Indian mystic, and that’s about what it is. Kabir insists on a present, erotic divinity. Sitting there you will have a glimpse of beauty inside the body and out of it, before gardens and after gardens.

Dec 29, Mejix rated it really liked it. Not all that long ago, in another review, I wrote that I preferred the Rabindranath Tagore translation to this one. Robert Bly offers his “versions” of poems by Kabir, a 14th-century Sufi mystic and poet of Benares, India.


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Kabir : ecstatic poems

There was an error while adding the following items. Hiss poems are very androgynous yet full of passion. As the West ascended to supremacy reinforced by the Renaissance, Reformation, Scientific Revolution and Industrial Revolution their empires gradually dismembered and absorbed their relatively stagnant Islamic rivals, particularly the modernizing Russian Empire to the north and the economically, scientifically and culturally dynamic British Empirewhich was destined to supplant all three as the largest and most powerful empire in all of world history, ruling over more than one-fourth of all global land area and human population.

Kabir says, listen saints: Found his translations heavy-handed and ecstatkc modern-psychology-influenced.

He also left behind an autobiography, written in Persian, which relates his obsessions, his private life with his father, an eccentric Sufi mystic, and the misery of public life in Dehli where the Emperor was reduced to an impotent figurehead hardly even in command of one city, his own capital. As a merchant, the archetypal “self made man,” he explores the unique consciousness of such a process of “self-making.