Mira is dyed deep in the love of Hari
And all else is blocked out.
I wear only bangles, tilak and beads:
Beyond this, my only further ornament
Is my virtuous life.
No other embellishments please me,
Such was the wisdom
I received from my Teacher.
Some may revile me, others may praise me,
But I will only sing the glories of Govind.
Wheresoever Krishna leads,
Thither I will follow.
I will not steal,
I will harm no one,
How can anyone touch me?
I will not descend from the back of an elephant
To ride upon an ass.
From: The Devotional Poems of Mirabai
Translated with Introduction & Notes by A. J. Alston
Motilal Banarsidass, 1980
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