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Sacred poetry sometimes uses the imagery of marriage, the joining together of the individual with the Divine. In Christian and Sufi traditions this is seen as the marriage of the feminine soul with the masculine Spirit or Christ. In the language of yoga, this marriage is understood as the rising of the kundalini goddess energy from the seat to the crown, where it weds the transcendent god Shiva.
Poems with the theme of Marriage
|Andal A thousand elephants followed (from Nacciyar Tirumoli)|
|Attar, Farid ud-Din God Speaks to David|
|Attar, Farid ud-Din The Nightingale|
|Attar, Farid ud-Din The peacock's excuse|
|ben Kallir, Eleazar Epithalamium|
|Bulleh Shah You alone exist; I do not, O Beloved!|
|Iraqi, Fakhruddin You are nothing|
|Khayyam, Omar  You know, my Friends, how long since in my House|
|Mirabai No one knows my invisible life|
|Nirmala A lasting marriage|
|Novalis Uplifted is the stone|
|Oliver, Mary When Death Comes|
|Shabistari, Mahmud The Marriage of the Soul (from The Secret Rose Garden)|
|Symeon the New Theologian You, oh Christ, are the Kingdom of Heaven;|
|Teresa of Avila In the Hands of God|
|Traherne, Thomas Love|
|Whitman, Walt  Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt (from Song of Myself)|
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