Kabir

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

Oh Friend, I Love You, Think This Over - Poem by Kabir

Oh friend, I love you, think this over
carefully! If you are in love,
then why are you asleep?

If you have found him,
give yourself to him, take him.

Why do you lose track of him again and again?

If you are about to fall into heavy sleep anyway,
why waste time smoothing the bed
and arranging the pillows?

Kabir will tell you the truth: this is what love is like:
suppose you had to cut your head off
and give it to someone else,
what difference would that make?


Comments about Oh Friend, I Love You, Think This Over by Kabir

  • Louie Aries (5/12/2018 12:35:00 AM)

    If you have found him,
    give yourself to him, take him.
    Just...
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  • (5/11/2018 11:05:00 PM)

    If you have found him,
    give yourself to him, take him.
    Nice one...
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  • Nudershada Cabanes (5/11/2018 10:53:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem by Kabir. A delightful read. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/11/2018 3:45:00 PM)

    this is what love is like:
    suppose you had to cut your head off
    and give it to someone else, .......... greate!
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/11/2018 2:50:00 PM)

    Why do you lose track of him? !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Glen Kappy (5/11/2018 8:13:00 AM)

    the first three questions kabir asks i get. i assume, however, that kabir, being human like us, also struggled with his focus, with being pure in heart. i'm not sure what he's getting at with his last question. if i could sit down with him, i'd ask. i relate this to the biblical proverb, above all things guard your heart, for that's where life starts. -gk (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (5/11/2018 7:17:00 AM)

    An impressive and intensive write. This is so beautiful poem by Kabir. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/11/2018 1:52:00 AM)

    Such a great write by Kabir👍👍👍 (Report)Reply

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (5/11/2018 1:33:00 AM)

    Kabir.... a poetic God Himself. I bend to such light and try the whole life to stand in front without shedding any shadow of me! ..................... (Report)Reply

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  • Sriranji Aratisankar (9/15/2016 2:30:00 AM)

    Kabir will tell you the truth: this is what love is like:
    suppose you had to cut your head off
    and give it to someone else,
    what difference would that make? beyond comparison...
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  • (10/2/2015 2:53:00 PM)

    Very true, Time tested poems by Kabir..... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012


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