Treasure Island

Kabir

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

I Played day and night


I played day and night with my comrades,
and now I am greatly afraid.

So high is my Lord's palace,
my heart trembles to mount its stairs:
yet I must not be shy, if I would enjoy His love.

My heart must cleave to my Lover;
I must withdraw my veil,
and meet Him with all my body:

Mine eyes must perform the ceremony of the lamps of love.

Kabîr says: 'Listen to me, friend:
he understands who loves.
If you feel not love's longing for your Beloved One,
it is vain to adorn your body,
vain to put unguent on your eyelids.'

Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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

From: Songs Of Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore
New York, The Macmillan Company 1915

Comments about this poem (I Played day and night by Kabir )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Footsteps of Angels, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Farewell, Anne Brontë
  10. Being With You, Heather Burns

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]