Kabir

(1440 - 1518 / Pratapgar, Uttar Pradesh, India)

Hiding In This Cage


Hiding in this cage
of visible matter

is the invisible
lifebird

pay attention
to her

she is singing
your song

Submitted: Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Collected from Beloved May I Enter: Kabir dohas and other poems, Translated by Sushil Rao

Comments about this poem (Hiding In This Cage by Kabir )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/3/2014 9:14:00 AM)

    Kabir the great poet of India whose poems are for the benefit of perfection of humanly living in this world. Though humans are borne equal their upbringing and cultural background owing to different circumstances are different. If they have a inner calling and gave sufficient advises in the intial stage they could become masters of the world.The cage is supposed to be the human body and hiding in this cage is the soul itself. For becoming a perfect human being we have to pay attention to the inner calling of the soul and this poem is an advise to all of us who are borne in this world to lead a good and model life with perfection and good will that I understand. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Tears of A Woman, Who Can Underatnd .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Love Is A Groovy Thing, Electric Lady
  3. I Think, tallulah montegue
  4. Fill Free, Teye Wayoe Ebenezer
  5. The Unabridged Treaty, Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  6. Fron(t) s, Leylek D. Sovura
  7. Ode to the Old and Tired, tallulah montegue
  8. What Sort of Judges Are They Who Conside.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. Morning Kiss, Matt Mooney
  10. A Conservative Guardian Can Only Do Hono.., Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
Beholding me that all the pageants play,
Disguysing diversly my troubled wits.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]