Tears Poems: 499 / 500

The Heat Of Midnight Tears

Rating: 4.7

Listen, my friend, this road is the heart opening,
Kissing his feet, resistance broken, tears all night.

If we could reach the Lord through immersion in water,
I would have asked to be born a fish in this life.
If we could reach Him through nothing but berries and wild nuts,
Then surely the saints would have been monkeys when they came from the womb!
If we could reach him by munching lettuce and dry leaves,
Then the goats would surely go to the Holy One before us!

If the worship of stone statues could bring us all the way,
I would have adored a granite mountain years ago.

Mirabai says: The heat of midnight tears will bring you to God.

[Translated by Robert Bly]

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Dr Dillip K Swain 16 May 2021

Your tear drops are pearls! Oh great Mira

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Mirabai says: The heat of midnight tears will bring you to God. Another gem from the Poetess of devotion to lord Krishna....10 Very well translated by Robert Bly

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