Feet will dance

by Basava

English version by A. K. Ramanujan
Original Language Kannada

Feet will dance,
eyes will see,
tongue will sing,
and not find content.
What else, what else
shall I do?

I worship with my hands,
the heart is not content.
What else shall I do?

     Listen, my lord,
     it isn't enough.
     I have it in me
     to cleave thy belly
     and enter thee

O lord of the meeting rivers!

-- from Speaking of Siva, by A K Ramanujan

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