Kabir

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

I Have Been Thinking - Poem by Kabir

I have been thinking...
I have been thinking of the difference between water
I have been thinkingI have been thinkingand the waves on it. Rising,
water's still water, falling back,
it is water, will you give me a hint
how to tell them apart?

Because someone has made up the word
'wave,' do I have to distinguish it
from water?

There is a Secret One inside us;
the planets in all the galaxies
pass through his hands like beads.

That is a string of beads one should look at with luminous eyes.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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