Bulleh Shah

(1680 - 1758 / Uch, Punjab / Pakistan)

Hide Not Behind The Veil, My Love - Poem by Bulleh Shah

Hide not behind the veil, my love,
I long to have a glimpse of you.

Without my love, I feel like mad,
People around me laugh at me.
He should come and cheer me up,
This alone remains my plea,

Hide not behind the veil, my love,
I long to have a glimpse of you.

Your slave is being auctioned free
Come my love and rescue me
No longer can I perch elsewhere
I am the Bulbul of your tree

Hide not behind the veil, my love,
I long to have a glimpse of you.

Bulleh! Who is He?
A queer type friend!
He has the Quran in His hand and
And in the same the holy thread


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Translation by Kartar Singh Duggal

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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