(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

Nothing Is Really Mine Except Krishna. - Poem by Mirabai

Nothing is really mine except Krishna.
O my parents, I have searched the world
And found nothing worthy of love.
Hence I am a stranger amidst my kinfolk
And an exile from their company,
Since I seek the companionship of holy men;
There alone do I feel happy,
In the world I only weep.
I planted the creeper of love
And silently watered it with my tears;
Now it has grown and overspread my dwelling.
You offered me a cup of poison
Which I drank with joy.
Mira is absorbed in contemplation of Krishna,
She is with God and all is well!


O my King, my father, nothing delights me more
Than singing the praises of Krishna.
If thou art wrath,
then keep thy kingdom and thy palace,
For if God is angry, where can I dwell?
Thou didst send me a cup of poison and a black cobra,
Yet in all I saw only Krishna!
Mira is drunk with love, and is wedded to the Lord!


The heart of Mira is entangled
In the beauty of the feet of her Guru;
Nothing else causes her delight!
He enabled her to be happy in the drama of the world;
The Knowledge he gave her dried up
The ocean of being and becoming.
Mira says: My whole world is Shri Krishna;
Now that my gaze is turned inward, I see it clearly

Comments about Nothing Is Really Mine Except Krishna. by Mirabai

  • Rajnish Manga (1/10/2018 10:16:00 PM)

    I must compliment the one who has translated these beautiful verses of Mira. The essence and the music of the spiritual words flow effortlessly. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/10/2018 12:18:00 PM)

    In the world i weep! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/10/2018 11:49:00 AM)

    Love Meera’s poetry. She was a woman who defied all norms to indulge herself in worship of Krishna and created some wonderful devotional poetry inspired by divine higher consciousness. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 11:38:00 AM)

    basudeb sarbam iti. allis divine being (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (1/10/2018 10:48:00 AM)

    Great to see a poem of Mirabai.
    Her love for Krishna and her intense devotion is unparalleled.
    She saw only Krishna everywhere. No one or nothing else mattered.
    Wonderful song of pure bhakti.
    (Report) Reply

  • Shailesh Sharma (1/10/2018 3:10:00 AM)

    Excellent love poem by historical Indian poet (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 1:49:00 AM)

    Having complete faith in Krishna as Absolute, Holy and Divine being she knew and owned nothing other than Krishna..........very heavenly and well composed........thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2009 8:17:00 PM)

    Seeking Krishna and the companionship of the Holy... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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