Sweet On My Lips: The Love Poems Of Mirabai

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Sweet on My Lips: The Love Poems of Mirabai

A contemporary American poet on pilgrimage in India experiences a chain of extraordinary accidents that trip her into a linguistic revelation—she quickly learns to read and write Middle Hindi or Braj. Her special insight into the love poems of legendary 16th century Indian woman poet-saint Mirabai culminating in the present work. This illuminated second edition of Sweet on My Lips offers the reader a peek into an insider's experience of the path of devotion (bhakti). The first edition sold out establishing a loyal and growing audience for this book. (A Google search on Louise Landes Levi brings up numerous references to Sweet On My Lips, the first edition from Cool Grove Press) –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Praise for Sweet on my Lips "The beautiful poems of Mirabai have been beautifully translated from the Middle Hindi by Louise Landes Levi, and they should serve as a fine key to this tantric poet’s consciouness." — Lawrence Ferlinghetti "Mirabai’s spiritual vision and poetic genius shine through these pages. Verses of wounded pathos and soaring ecstasy are rendered here as vividly as if they had been spoken yesterday, yet with the incantatory power of sacred text. Levi’s translations,...

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