Here’s an English translation of the poem “The Self Forgets Itself” by Kabir:
The Self Forgets Itself
The self forgets itself
as a frantic dog in a glass temple
barks himself to death;
as a lion, seeing a form in the well,
leaps on the image;
as a rutting elephant sticks his tusk
in a crystal boulder.
The monkey has his fistful of sweets
and won’t let go. So
from house to house
Kabir says, parrot-on-a-pole:
who has caught you?
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