Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Department of And Now For Something Completely Different











THE RADIANCE

I talk to my inner lover, and I say, why such rush?

We sense that there is some sort of spirit that loves birds and animals and the ants.

Perhaps the same one who gave a radiance to you in your mother's womb.

Is it logical you would be walking around entirely orphaned now?

The truth is, you turned away yourself,

and decided to go into the dark alone.

Now you are tangled up in others, and have forgotten what you once knew

and that's why everything you do has some weird failure in it.


By Kabir, version by Robert Bly

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dp spare me Robert Bly, leader of (Brand new) Iron Johns, and the proprietor of an absolutely unsavory connubial past.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Gee, I'm not so interested in connubial pasts. Why are you?

Do you think someone's marital history affects their ability to translate poetry? He was married to Carol for a long time, and then, I think, married someone else.

But yes yes yes, do throw out baby with bathwater.

Anonymous said...

You're probably righter than I am about this.
It's an old, tired issue.
And you run a great blog.

No Blood for Hubris said...

Oh?

Kind of you to say so.

But do you like Kabir's poem, I hope, regardless of his translator's foibles?

jmkorbel said...

Like your comments at liberalrapture. Glad to find your blog. Can you possibly post this rare email address list of Super Delegates? Asking all who are willing to send a note of WHY ENDORSE HILLARY and WHY NOT ENDORSE OBAMA ASAP. So critical right now! Really doesn't take long. Just a note - whatever any want to send them and then just click them in. I did them individually. Took me under an hour. Thanks:

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No Blood for Hubris said...

Good idea.

No Blood for Hubris said...

I'm not sure that all the addresses came through.