If Only you would

by Tukaram

English version by Dilip Chitre
Original Language Marathi

If Only you would
Give me refuge O Lord
To stay at your feet
In a line of saints.

I've already left behind
The world I loved.
Don't stand still:
It's your move now.

My caste is low;
My origins humble.
A little help from you
Will go a long way.

Thanks to Namdeo
You visited me
In a dream that left me
Poetry.

-- from Says Tuka: Selected Poetry of Tukaram, Translated by Dilip Chitre

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