Don't miss this week's term from Edward Hirsch’s A Poet's Glossary: bhakti poetry. As Hirsch writes, "In Hinduism, bhakti is a mystical devotion to God. The Bhagavad Gita ('Song of God,’ fifth to second century BCE) was the first text to use the term bhakti to designate a religious path. Medieval bhakti poetry is the devotional genre of love poetry. The word bhakti derives from the Sanskrit root bhaj, meaning 'to share, to possess,’ and bhakti poetry is an intense way of sharing in the divine. It is an ecstatic poetry."

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