Aniruddha Pathak

Gold Star - 132,783 Points (25.05.1941 / Godhra - Gujarat)

St Kabeer's Couplets 22:Belittle Not Even Dust - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak

Not a straw do thou lowly treat—
The dust walked over by thy feet,
Beware, it might fly, fall in eyes
And trouble thee, better be wise.
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Given here under is the original couplet in Hindi script, and its transliteration in English Roman.

तिनका कबहुँ ना निन्दिये, जो पाँव न तर होय,
कबहुँ उड़ी आँखिन पड़े, तो पीर घनेरी होय।

Tinakā kabahun nā nindiye, jo pānva na tar hoye,
Kabahun uđī ānkhin pađe, to pīr ghanerī hoye.

Kabeer says: even a speck of dust under your feet is not be slighted. It has potential to trouble you, should it fly and fall in your eyes.

Topic: respect, advice

Topic(s) of this poem: advice, respect

Form: Quatrain


Comments about St Kabeer's Couplets 22:Belittle Not Even Dust by Aniruddha Pathak

  • Mihaela PirjolMihaela Pirjol (2/26/2020 9:07:00 AM)

    The archaic poetical intonation of the poem, has a magnificent tone of wisdom, and the veneration for the old-written word. Beautifully composed! (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (2/20/2020 3:40:00 AM)

    silly dust that means silly enemy can be harmful anytime! so beware of enemy! (Report)Reply

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (2/17/2020 3:35:00 PM)

    Have to put this beautiful poem
    to my Poem List.
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    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(2/17/2020 10:21:00 PM)

    Honoured, dear poet.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (2/17/2020 3:34:00 PM)

    Another wonderful Quatrain with a
    meaningful message.
    A brilliant advice indeed.
    Beautifully conveyed.
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  • Ravi Kopra (2/17/2020 10:49:00 AM)

    Do not treat lowly
    even a speck of straw
    under your feet

    If perchance it hits
    your eyes while in the air
    you will, you will cry
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    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(2/17/2020 10:19:00 PM)

    Well said poet Ravi Kopra, do not slight ant one,
    not even a peck of dust in air,
    it might prove your bugbear.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (2/17/2020 4:23:00 AM)

    Saint Kabir (1440-1518) is a household name in our country and his couplets serve as a guide for a righteous life. He raised his voice against superstitions and evils afflicting the society. This couplet has been selected for its social value and translated beautifully. Thanks for this quality presentation. (Report)Reply

    Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak(2/17/2020 10:10:00 PM)

    I can see that you are generally well-informed about Indian and other poets. I must thank you for appreciating the translation.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 16, 2020



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