The Arrow of His Glance

Mirabai 1498 (Kudki, Pali district, Jodhpur State) – 1556 (Dwaraka)



Friend, the arrow of his glance struck

my eyes;

Its point pierced my heart (and) his

sweet image entered my soul.

For a long time I have been staying

(here) watching the road, standing

at my house.

My life clings to (my) dark beloved,

(he is) a life-giving herb.

Mira says I am sold into the hands of

Giridhar, but people say I am loose.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme X X X A A X X X X X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 345
Words 67
Stanzas 10
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

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