Bulleh Shah

(1680 - 1758 / Uch, Punjab / Pakistan)

Love Is Ever New And Fresh - Poem by Bulleh Shah

Love is ever new and fresh

The day I learn the lesson of Love
I was scared of the mosque and dreaded fasts
I looked around and entered a temple
Where sounded many a drum-blast

Love is ever new and fresh

Tired of reading the Vedas and Quran
Kneeling and prostrating my forehead shorn
At Mathura or Mecca He does not dwell
He who has found Him, only he can tell

Love is ever new and fresh

Burn the prayer mat, break the water pot
Quit the rosary, threw away the staff
Lovers say at the top of their voice
Leave the kosher and eat the shot

Love is ever new and fresh

Heer and Ranjha have already met
In vain she looks for him in the orchard
Ranjha lies in the folds of her arms
Having her love, she has gained him hard

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Translation by Kartar Singh Duggal

Comments about Love Is Ever New And Fresh by Bulleh Shah

  • Brian Jani (5/13/2014 4:42:00 AM)

    Nice one bulleh (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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