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

I Won’t Come - Poem by Kabir

I won’t come
I won’t go
I won’t live
I won’t die

I’ll keep uttering
The name
And lose myself
In it

I’m bowl
And I’m platter
I’m man
And I’m woman

I’m grapefruit
And I’m sweet lime
I’m Hindu
And I’m Muslim

I’m fish
And I’m net
I’m fisherman
And I’m time

I’m nothing
Says Kabir
I’m not among the living
Or the dead.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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