Saturday, 6 August 2011

O FRIEND, awake, and sleep no Kabir

awake, and sleep no more!

The night is over and gone,
would you lose your day also?
Others, who have wakened,
have received jewels;

O foolish one !
you have lost all whilst you slept.
Your lover is wise,
and you are foolish,

O Dear!
You never prepared
the bed of your Beloved:

O mad one!
you passed your time in silly play.
Your youth was passed in vain,
for you did not know your Beloved;

Wake, wake! See!
your bed is empty:
He left you in the night.

Kabîr says:
"Only she wakes,
whose heart is pierced
with the arrow of His music."

~ Kabir
Art by Wieslaw Borkowski

No comments:

Post a Comment