Friend, without that Dark raptorby Mirabai
English version by Andrew Schelling
Friend, without that Dark raptor
I could not survive.
Mother-in-law shrills at me,
her daughter sneers,
the prince stumbles about in a permanent fury.
Now they've bolted my door
and mounted a guard.
But who could abandon a love
developed through uncounted lifetimes?
The Dark One is Mirabai's lord,
who else could
slake her desire?
|-- from For Love of the Dark One: Songs of Mirabai, Translated by Andrew Schelling|