The Self Forgets Itself Poem by Kabir

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Here’s an English translation of the poem “The Self Forgets Itself” by Kabir:

The Self Forgets Itself Poem by Kabir
The Self Forgets Itself Poem 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

he gibbers.

Kabir says, parrot-on-a-pole:

who has caught you?

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