O Love come but once SignUp
Boloji.com
Boloji
Home Kabir Poetry Blogs BoloKids Writers Contribute Search Contact Site Map Advertise RSS Login Register
Boloji
Kabir : The Mystic Poet Why Kabir? | Dohas | Love Songs | Mystic Songs | French Pages | Essays
Channels

In Focus

Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Going Inner
Opinion
Photo Essays

Columns

A Bystander's Diary
Business
My Word
PlainSpeak
Random Thoughts

Our Heritage

Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Dances
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
Vastu
Vithika

Society & Lifestyle

Family Matters
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women

Creative Writings

Book Reviews
Ghalib's Corner
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Love Letters
Memoirs
Musings
Quotes
Ramblings
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop

Computing

CC++
Computing Articles
Flash
Internet Security
Java
Linux
Networking

Kabir Love Songs

Share This Page
Bookmark and Share

Naina Untari Aav Tun, Jyon Hon Nain Jhapeun
Na Hon Dekhun Aur Kun, Na Tum Dekhan Deun
Kabir Rekh Sindoor Ki, Kajar Diya Na Jayee
Nainoo Ramayaa Rami Rahiya, Dooja Kahan Samayee
Man Parteet Na Prem Rus, Na It Tan Mein Dhung
Kya Jane Oos Peevsun, Kaise Rehsi Rung

Translation

O Love come but once within my sight,
Instantly I shall capture by dropping the eyelids
I shall not see anyone else anymore,
Nor shall I let you behold another
Says Kabir, in the parting line of a woman's hair,
Kajal cannot be applied
Same way, once the Lord occupies my eyes,
How can another find abode there?
My mind lacks faith and Love is not so deep,
Nor my body knows the the creative ways
I wonder when I do meet the beloved
How he shall react to me !

My Understanding

A strong yearning, adoration with possessiveness, a sense of wonder and willingness to accept the chances of one being vulnerable are the key ingredients that make Love the most beautiful and anxious at the same time.

In this verse, Kabir reveals the same elements and using both emotion and intellect eagerly awaits the arrival of his beloved.  While the first two lines of this song reveal the human nature of possessiveness, the last two lines exposes the vulnerability of the lover seeking the beloved.  The last two lines also show both the spiritual and human relationships.  While the spiritual perception makes the beloved (God) Supreme and the lover (Seeker) still unfit or struggling, the context of human relationships hints on issues of compatibility.

In my opinion, this is the hallmark of Kabir's poetry that it touches the reader at both the physical & spiritual levels and stirs the heart, mind and soul.

Rajender Krishan

Image under license with Gettyimages.com

Views: 5168
Share This Page
Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share
Name*
Email ID  (will not be published)
Comment
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.

    

 
Index of Love Songs in English
  1. Understand perceive
  2. O my Love, come to my house
  3. Without the beloved, the heart
  4. In dream came my consort
  5. Unable to come to you
  6. When shall I see you again
  7. O Love come but once
  8. Whom shall I inquire
  9. My eyes have developed
  10. Let Us Sing Together The Song
  11. I Don't Like My Father's House
  12. Body, Mind, Wealth are all at sake
  13. My Love, My Veil is stained
  14. The Master is an Expert Dyer
Index of Love Songs in Hindi
  1. Samajh Dekh Man Meet Piyarva
  2. Baalam Avo Hamre Geh Re
  3. Sayeen Bin Darad Kareje Hoye
  4. Supne Mein Sayeen Mile
  5. Aayee Na Sakun Tujhpe
  6. Hey Baliyan Kab Dekhugi Tohi
  7. Naina Untari Aav Tun
  8. Mein Ka Se Bujhon
  9. Ankhiyan To Chhayee Pari
  10. Anand Mangal Gavo Mori Sajni
  11. Naiharva Humka Na Bhave
  12. Tun Mun Dhan Baaji Laagi Ho
  13. Meri Chunri Mein Parigyo Daag
  14. Sahib Hai Rangrej

Top









A Bystander's Diary Analysis Architecture Astrology Ayurveda Book Reviews
Buddhism Business Cartoons CC++ Cinema Computing Articles
Culture Dances Education Environment Family Matters Festivals
Flash Ghalib's Corner Going Inner Health Hinduism History
Humor Individuality Internet Security Java Linux Literary Shelf
Love Letters Memoirs Musings My Word Networking Opinion
Parenting People Perspective Photo Essays Places PlainSpeak
Quotes Ramblings Random Thoughts Recipes Sikhism Society
Spirituality Stories Teens Travelogues Vastu Vithika
Women Workshop
RSS Feed RSS Feed Home | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Site Map
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
Developed and Programmed by ekant solutions