I've burned my own house down

by Kabir

English version by Linda Hess and Shukdeo Singh
Original Language Hindi

I've burned my own house down,
the torch is in my hand.
Now I'll burn down the house of anyone
who wants to follow me.

-- from The Bijak of Kabir, Translated by Linda Hess / Translated by Shukdeo Singh

<<Previous Poem | More Poems by Kabir | Next Poem >>


View All Poems by Kabir



Recommended Books: Kabir

The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology)
===
Amazon or AbeBooks
The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry
===
Amazon or AbeBooks
Perfume of the Desert: Inspirations from Sufi Wisdom
===
Amazon or AbeBooks
Islamic Mystical Poetry: Sufi Verse from the Early Mystics to Rumi
===
Amazon or AbeBooks
Songs of the Saints of India
===
Amazon or AbeBooks
More Books >>





I've burned my own