Bulleh Shah

(1680 - 1758 / Uch, Punjab / Pakistan)

One Thread Only - Poem by Bulleh Shah

One thread, one thread only!
Warp and woof, quill and shuttle,
countless cloths and colors,

a thousand hanks and skeins -
with ten thousand names
ten thousand places.

But there is one thread only.

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English version by Ivan M. Granger

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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