Hang up the swing of love today!

by Kabir

English version by Rabindranath Tagore
Original Language Hindi

Hang up the swing of love today!
Hang the body and the mind between the arms of the beloved, in the ecstasy of love's joy:
Bring the tearful streams of the rainy clouds to your eyes, and cover your heart with the shadow of darkness:
Bring your face nearer to his ear, and speak of the deepest longings of your heart.
Kabir says: 'Listen to me brother! bring the vision of the Beloved in your heart.'

-- from One Hundred Poems of Kabir: Translated by Rabindranath Tagore, by Kabir / Translated by Rabindranath Tagore

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