|How many drops of tears have you shed really|
that you can claim to be His Lover?
Without crossing over the thorny path
that makes your feet bleed,
how can you reach at the Divine Threshold?
How many sleepless solitary nights have you spent
dreaming the Paradisal state of His Presence?
What unbearable pain have you endured
that you can claim your right to be joyful?
Amidst thousand earthly chores of yours
have you had the time to listen to the unuttered words of His?
Why then you're lamenting today,
remorsefully building what history with the bygone days?
What happiness have you truly sacrificed
that you're now worthy of attaining His ocean of bliss?
~ Pulok Benarjee
Ko Fota Chokher Jol Felecho Je Tumi Bhalobashbe?
a Spiritual Translation
Art by Toni Thorne