A Children’s Poem

– By W. P. Ruwani Wanniarrhchi (Grade 10) Is My Son Also Sleeping under the Mara Tree? My little son, I can wait Till…

Four poems by Bulleh Shah (new translations)

Who I am I know not who I am, I am neither a believer going to the mosque Nor given to non-believing ways. Neither…

Lu Xun and the birds – Sarvesvar Dayal Saxena

A Poem by Sarvesvar Dayal Saxena Lu Xun and the birds In my childhood I had seen Lu Xun roaming in the mango groves…

Dear Che – A poem by K.G. Sankarapillai

A Poem by K.G. Sankarapillai Dear Che Dear Che, you came to our university campus in mid sixties with a comrade and a modernist…

A poem of love and longing by Parveen Shakir

I rediscovered this exquisite poem by Parveen Shakir after years. This is an intense love poem of rare beauty. It is composite, taut and…

Unveiling the mysteries – Bulleh Shah

Bulleh Shah discloses that the Lord pervades in everyone. He is not only to be found in Mansur, but also his executioner, as also…

Ready To Drink Every Flame

Rocking and rolling what have you been drinking please let me know you must be drunk going house to house wandering from street to…

I will inflame the fiery Sun…..Bulleh Shah

In Punjabi followed by a not-so-great translation…. Tooney kaaman kar ke ni maeN peyaara yaar manaavaaN gee Es tooney nu parh phookaaN gee, suraj…

Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai

My prince will protect me- therefore I trust in God The beloved will prostrate, will lament and cry- Therefore I trust in God. Mohammed…

…inwardly we preceded everyone

If for fruit the gardener Felt no desire or hope Why then would He have planted The root of the tree **** Inwardly then,…

Bulleh Shah – 3 poems of love and abandon

Bulleh Shah of Kasur in Central Punjab is another towering voice that provided a mystical message beyond caste, institutionalized religion and ideologies of power.…

A stove is better than Bulleh

Main NeevaaN Mera Murshid Uccha Main UcchiyaaN naal sang laayee I am lowly my spiritual guide is lofty! I have tied my fate to…

Bulleh Shah and Nukta – In a dot the whole mystery is solved

Nukta is difficult to decipher -My personal interpretation has to do with the nukta of Being – like the letter Alif that is Single…

Two poems from Spain

A Spanish friend with Sufi leanings, Ignacio de Miguel D’az, has sent two of his poems that are true from his heart and I…

Bulleh’s virtuous thoughts-

Shahidain has sent these couplets Main NeevaaN Mera Murshid Uccha Main UcchiyaaN naal sang laayee I am lowly my spiritual guide is lofty! I…

My Beloved Ranjha is Mecca

For Bulleh Shah every symbol of living – spiritual and temporal -is Ranjha, the beloved! The text and translation have been contributed by Shahidain…

Bulleh Shah on worldly knowledge

PaRh paRh ilm hazaar kitaabaN qaddi apnay aap nou paRhiya naee jaaN jaaN waRhday mandir maseedi qaddi mann apnay wich waRhiya naee aa-vaiN laRda…

Poetry

A Strange Problem? by Kunwar Narain Adieu Naguib Mahfouz Blake Golden Sufi Hafiz-e Shirazi Omar Khayyam Poet Seers Poet Seers Rumi Poet of the…

Sufism and Sufi Poetry

Abdal Qadir Jillani Al Ghazali Amir Khusrau Website Annemarie Schimmel Golden Sufi Hafiz-e Shirazi Huzoor Khawaja Gharibnawaz Intl Association of Sufism Islahijamaat Islam Understood…

Water by Sepehri

I am posting this serene poem by Sohrab Sepehri (1928-1980), a famous contemporary Iranian poet and painter. Water We shouldn’t muddy the water. A…