(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

Sleep - Poem by Mirabai

Sleep has not visited me the whole night,
Will the dawn ever come?
O my companion,
Once I awoke with a start from a dream.
Now the remembrance from that vision
Never fades.
My life is ebbing as I choke and sigh,
When will the Lord of the Afflicted come
I have lost my senses and gone mad,
But the Lord knows my secret.
He who deals out life and death
Knows the secret of Mira's pain.

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Read poems about / on: dream, sleep, lost, pain, death, night, life

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, December 16, 2016

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