52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Bhartrihari

Three Kinds of Lovers

The deer, the fish, and the good man--
What do they love? Grass, and the sea, and peace.
Who are their most ferocious enemies?
The hunter, the fisherman, the nihilist.


[version by Robert Bly, after a translation by Barbara Stoler Miller]

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