Amir Khusro

(1253 - 1325 / Patiali / India)

Persian Poem - Poem by Amir Khusro

I am a pagan and a worshiper of love: the creed (of Muslims) I do not need;
Every vein of mine has become taunt like a wire,
the (Brahman's) girdle I do not need.
Leave from my bedside, you ignorant physician!
The only cure for the patient of love is the sight of his beloved -
other than this no medicine does he need.
If there be no pilot in our boat, let there be none:
We have god in our midst: the sea we do not need.
The people of the world say that Khusrau worships idols.
So he does, so he does; the people he does not need,
the world he does not need.


Comments about Persian Poem by Amir Khusro

  • (7/24/2018 9:57:00 AM)


    Simply mind blowing poem. Much like how Tamil Nainars [ Shiva sect] and Azhwar Poets [ Vaishnava sect] perceived God is in similar imagery.
    Fantastic. salam salam to the Great Poet laureate.
    Thanks.
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  • Rajnish Manga (3/14/2018 12:21:00 AM)


    The only cure for the patient of love is the sight of his beloved -
    other than this no medicine does he need.... //.... This is the essence of Sufi doctrine. Amazingly expressed.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/13/2018 2:06:00 PM)


    A worshiper of love! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/13/2018 11:53:00 AM)


    If there is love, then you need nothing more in life.

    Leave from my bedside, you ignorant physician!
    The only cure for the patient of love is the sight of his beloved.

    Most wonderfully proclaimed.
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  • Glen Kappy (3/13/2018 6:58:00 AM)


    depending on what the author meant by love, i might wholeheartedly agree with him. the tenach and new testament proclaim that love is first, and religion or creeds without it vain. in love is clarity and wholeness. one of the plainest statements about the divine is in 1 john—G-d is love. -GK (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (3/13/2018 5:15:00 AM)


    wow ! what a thoughtful expression (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (3/13/2018 1:36:00 AM)


    The only cure for the patient of love is the sight of his beloved -
    other than this no medicine does he need. how true.......... love is religion and the only religion.... we humans created religion...... even Jesus did not want to fount a religion..... love is the only religion......thank you. tony
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  • Hassan Hayati (1/27/2018 1:54:00 AM)


    beautiful poem, a real love needs nothing. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2017 9:05:00 PM)


    what idealism from the Amir (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2017 1:46:00 PM)


    To be in love with love or better yet someone who loves you back in equal measure..wonderful love poem (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch (3/13/2017 1:16:00 PM)


    The pioet doesn't resolve the problem that his love is in the world of people, hence, he cannot escape from the physicians, pilots, readers of his work. Cohen wrote, There ain't no cure for live. This verse agrees. (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (3/13/2017 12:23:00 PM)


    the world he does not need. well written (Report) Reply

  • Madhabi Banerjee (3/13/2017 11:37:00 AM)


    awesome.thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Kenneth Maswabi (3/13/2017 8:27:00 AM)


    It's a powerful Love poem. I am with you in seeking after Love. (Report) Reply

  • Amar Agarwala (3/13/2017 8:20:00 AM)


    Love is a panacea to all ailments under the sun. (Report) Reply

  • (3/13/2017 4:00:00 AM)


    a all you need is love poem? someone said it makes the world go round! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/13/2017 3:35:00 AM)


    Correction: my comment is not for this poem but for THE SHIRT modern poem of the day... Thanks... (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (3/13/2017 3:23:00 AM)


    Nice poem....thanks for sharing.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/13/2017 1:55:00 AM)


    A worship of love! ! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012


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