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Judy Croome lives, writes and reads in Johannesburg, South Africa.  A novelist & poet, Judy loves cats, exploring the meaning of life, chocolate, rainy days and cats (who already appear to have discovered the meaning of life.) Visit Judy on www.judycroome.com or join her on Twitter @judy_croome

The Devotional Poems of Mirabai

The Devotional Poems of Mirabai - A.J. Alston The formatting in the eBook version that I read was very poor. In the end I skipped the introduction because the poor formatting made it almost unreadable and I got irritated. That's a pity as I'm sure the introduction would have added depth to the beautiful poetry of Mirabai.

While the formatting in the poetry section of this book was better, there were still some distracting typographical errors.

But the mystical voice of Mirabai was strong enough to overcome this technical flaw.

Her yearning for her Divine beloved, her doubts, her torments and her joys, were all displayed in language that was of the ordinary, yet carried in its tones the extraordinary that she so diligently searched for her whole life.

This is the first exposure I've had to the mystical poetry of Mirabai & I'll be searching for another, better formatted eBook of her work. If this edition was re-formatted, it would be excellent, because the translation of her voice appears to be true, rather than (as in Coleman Barks' translations of Rumi) an imposition of the translator's modern style on an ancient voice.