More Music in Poetry

More musical analogies, this time from the 15th century Indian poet, Kabir.

WHEN LOVE HITS

What we mean by “love” is its sound coming in.

When love hits the farthest edge of excess, it reaches

          a wisdom.

And the fragrance of that knowledge!

It penetrates our thick bodies,

it goes through walls-

Its network of notes has a structure as if a million

          suns were arranged inside.

This tune has truth in it.

Where else have you heard a sound like this?

 

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