Bulleh Shah

(1680 - 1758 / Uch, Punjab / Pakistan)

Sack The Gongman - Poem by Bulleh Shah

Sack the gon-gman
My love has come home today

He strike the gong time and again
And shortens my night of dance and song
If he were to listen to me
He would throw away the gong

Sack the gong-man

Here is the unstruck melody
With a master player and a colorful hue
I've forgotten, my prayers and fasts
The barman offering cups of brew

Sack the gong-man

Seeing him is an enchanting sight
One forgets all aches of life
Let the night spread out long
And the morn wait a strife

Sack the gong-man

I have indulge in magic a lot
With necromancers and many a seer
Now that he has comeback home
We'll live together a million years

Sack the gong-man

He has saved me from many a hazard
Bulleh's bed is cosy and warm
After much wait my turn has come
No happenstance may do us harm

Sack the gong-man

Sack the gong-man
My love has come home today

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Translation by Kartar Singh Duggal

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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