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Sweet, Sweet Embrace:
The Creeper & The Fir Tree

Bhai VIR SINGH [Translated from Punjabi by INNI KAUR]

 

 

 




Friday, December 5, 2014 marks Bhai Vir Singh’s 142nd Birth Anniversary.
 

 

Kelon De Gal Laggi Vail (The Creeper’s Embrace Of The Fir Tree), by Bhai Vir Singh. From “Leheraan Da Haar” (A Garland of Waves), p 79






Tear me not

Drag me not

Pull me not.


Rob me not

From my love’s

Sweet, sweet embrace.


Separate not those

Who are bound

In love’s slumber.


Know

I am alive

Know

I feel pain.


Your scythe slits me

Your pulling injures me

Your ripping tears me.


Break not

My year-long trance

O Man

Break not

My year-long trance.


I beseech you:

Bruise me not

Toss me not

Rip me not

From my beloved.


Loneliness

Will invade me

O Man

Loneliness

Will invade me.


Wicked

It is to separate

The ones

That love unites.


Wicked

It is to sever

The abode

Where we met.


Wicked

It is to destroy

The structure

Of my being.


Tear me not apart

For

I am intertwined.


Separate me not

For

Single I will die.


Ravage not

Your spirit

Splitting me.


Discover

Rise

Witness

Unity.


Behold me united

And

Satiate your spirit.


Pure love

Is so rare

O Man

Pure love

Is so rare.


When

Differences, distances

Proliferate

Cracks, fissures

Reveal

Shattered love.


A fallen bough

Lies

Lone in itself.


But


United in love

They

Become one.


Blessed ones

Conquer time

Conquer change

Become one.


Rejoice, witness

My bliss.


But


Separate me not

From my beloved.


Tear me not

From my love’s

Sweet embrace.




December 4, 2015
 

Conversation about this article

1: Baldev Singh  (Bradford, United Kingdom), December 04, 2014, 4:40 PM.

Absolutely beautiful!

2: Harinder Singh (Bridgewater, New Jersey, USA), December 05, 2014, 8:55 AM.

Amazing capture of human longing for the Divine, of the fragility of the being in love and in a state of existence with a clear direction. Inni bhain ji, this is not merely your translation, this is your love outpouring!

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