Bulleh Shah

(1680 - 1758 / Uch, Punjab / Pakistan)

Whether Or Not You Know This - Poem by Bulleh Shah

Whether or not you know this,
Enter my courtyard.
I adore you (I would sacrifice my life for you),
Enter my courtyard.

For me, there is nobody else but you.
Though I search every forest, plain and desert.
Though I search the entire world.
Enter my courtyard.

People believe you are a lowly cowherd,
Named Raanjha.
But you are my faith, my religion.
Enter my courtyard.

I left my parents for love of you,
My Lord, Shah Inaayat.
Honor this love I bear for you.
Enter my courtyard.

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Translated by Suman Kashyap

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

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