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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
From One Hundred Poems, Bk. II. 103

Kabir (1440–1518)
 
DANCE, 1 my heart; O dance to-day with joy!
The hymn of Love filleth the days and the nights with music, & the world hearkeneth to the melody.
 
Mad with joy, Life and Death dance to the rhythm of this music.
The hills and the sea and the earth dance:
The world of man danceth in laughter and tears.        5
 
Why put on the robe of the monk, and live aloof from the world in lonely pride?
 
Behold my heart danceth in the delight of a hundred arts, and the Creator is well-pleased.
 
Note 1. Kabir. Bk. II. 103. [See 17.] [back]
 
 
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