Persian Poem Poem by Amir Khusro

Persian Poem

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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 OF THE POEM
Bernard F. Asuncion 13 March 2017

Nice poem....thanks for sharing....

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Bernard F. Asuncion 13 March 2017

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

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Tom Allport 13 March 2017

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

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Amar Agarwala 13 March 2017

Love is a panacea to all ailments under the sun.

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Kenneth Maswabi 13 March 2017

It's a powerful Love poem. I am with you in seeking after Love.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 19 June 2021

The only cure of a lover is the sight of his beloved.... great expression!

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Savita Tyagi 19 June 2021

The poet of love and humanity needs no creed or religion.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 26 January 2021

I am a pagan and a worshiper of love: the creed (of Muslims) I do not need; ... that's the universal godly thought; I salute the pious saint Amir Khusro

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 September 2019

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! ..........//// on the love the greatest AMIR KHUSRO expressed HIS master piece always//

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Kasturi G 24 July 2018

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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