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A Song Of Kabir

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Oh, light was the world that he weighed in his hands!
Oh, heavy the tale of his fiefs and his lands!
He has gone from the guddee and put on the shroud,
And departed in guise of bairagi avowed!

Now the white road to Delhi is mat for his feet.
The sal and the kikar must guard him from heat.
His home is the camp, and waste, and the crowd --
He is seeking the Way as bairagi avowed!
He has looked upon Man, and his eyeballs are clear --
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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 June 2018
This song of Kabir which is very beautifully penned really mesmerizes mind of readers. We perceive this world in form of light of wisdom...10
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Edward Kofi Louis 05 June 2018
To learn and discern! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Glen Kappy 05 June 2018
The name Kabir in the title interested me as I’ve read and appreciated this mystic’s songs in translation. But as to this Kipling poem, the unfamiliar words for which I’ve found no definitions leave me without a sense of Kipling’s attitude towards Kabir. -GK
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