(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

I Am Mad With Love - Poem by Mirabai

I am mad with love
And no one understands my plight.
Only the wounded
Understand the agonies of the wounded,
When the fire rages in the heart.
Only the jeweller knows the value of the jewel,
Not the one who lets it go.
In pain I wander from door to door,
But could not find a doctor.
Says Mira: Harken, my Master,
Mira's pain will subside
When Shyam comes as the doctor.

Comments about I Am Mad With Love by Mirabai

  • (12/16/2016 3:33:00 PM)

    as Tom A said
    Thanks Mirabai, it is the price we ALL pay for love (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (12/16/2016 11:28:00 AM)

    Mirabai's devotional poems are liked and sung as folk-songs throughout the country. This is one of her most popular poems. Nicely translated. Loved reading this English version. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/16/2016 5:21:00 AM)

    tom allport
    its the price we pay for love (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (12/16/2016 4:21:00 AM)

    It is like a melodious song. (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (12/16/2016 4:03:00 AM)

    and Amen! ! ! ! have no words even I clinch myself! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (12/16/2016 2:22:00 AM)

    A classic poem.................+++++++++++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/16/2016 12:45:00 AM)

    Mad with love
    In pain i wander! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kelechi Evans (4/7/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    I love ❤ the use of metonymy (Report) Reply

  • Oladoyin Micheal (3/7/2016 2:01:00 AM)

    True love never manifest without introducing a moment of pain and heartache to the two players (Report) Reply

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (1/1/2016 5:15:00 AM)

    I like it so much. The pain subsides when we see our beloved. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Shah Surja (11/26/2015 1:24:00 PM)

    Beautiful.................. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/31/2015 2:11:00 PM)

    Mira is exceptional lover.....unmatched n unparallel....... (Report) Reply

  • Kinyua Karanja (7/22/2015 3:08:00 AM)

    Clearly coined down love themed poem, but what stole my attention is the fact that onlooker are quick to
    judge somebody on how they view him or her without considering his or her plight. It only someone in similar
    situation would understand.
    (Report) Reply

  • (9/2/2014 11:44:00 PM)

    Mira bai her poems highly devotional and full of devotion of the god and her surrender to the will of god is a great poet of the time and here beloved memory always respected in minds of people of India which I also salute with motherly and scholarly vision on the revered poet. I bow my head with reverence in such a devotion. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (5/5/2014 4:16:00 AM)

    once in a while we all feel that way (Report) Reply

  • Zubiya Surti (6/6/2013 6:03:00 AM)

    he ri mai toh prem divani
    mera darad na jane koi
    suli par sej hamari
    kis bin sona hoye?
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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