MYSTIC POEMS: “Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing” by Kabir

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“Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing”

 

Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing:
all earth creatures, even the supernovas, sway between these two trees,
and it never winds down.

Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million, also the wheeling sun and moon;
ages go by, and it goes on.

Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire,
and the secret one slowly growing a body.
Kabir saw that for fifteen seconds, and it made him a servant for life.

By Kabir

 

English version by Robert Bly
Original Language Hindi

from The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry, by Stephen Mitchell

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. francisashis says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely post.

    On Apr 11, 2019 13:42, “bodyandsoulnourishmentblog” wrote:

    > bodyandsoulnourishmentblog posted: ” “Between the conscious and the > unconscious, the mind has put up a swing” Between the conscious and the > unconscious, the mind has put up a swing: all earth creatures, even the > supernovas, sway between these two trees, and it never winds down. Angel” >

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much dear Francis for your appreciative comments! 🙂 So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

      Like

  2. LindaP says:

    Great post Amira!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Linda for your ongoing encouragement 🙂 ❤

      Like

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