“Inexpressible is the story of Love”

"Inexpressible is the story of Love"


This is a poem from Kabīr (Hindi: कबीर, Punjabi(Gurmukhi): ਕਬੀਰ, Urdu: /Punjabi (Shahmukhi)کبير‎) (1398—1448) who was a mystic poet from Varanasi (Benaras) whose literature has greatly influenced the Bhakti as well as Sufi movements of India.

“Akath Kahani Prem Ki, Kutch Kahi Na Jaye
Goonge Keri Sarkara, Baithe Muskae”

“Inexpressible is the story of Love
It cannot be revealed by words
Like the dumb eating sweet-meat
Only smiles, the sweetness he cannot tell”

The hall mark of Kabir’s poetry is that he conveys in his two line poems (Doha), what others may not be able to do in many pages.

The rainy season is the time for lotus flowers and a few days ago I saw this lotus pond on the road from Khajuraho to the jungle which inspired Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle book” in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
It was fun to work this image in the spirit of the French Impressionist Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (or Nympheas).


3 Responses to ““Inexpressible is the story of Love””

  1. Very nice site I like this. Your kind of information I am a poet. I have published my poetry in my blog “Sarmaya-e-Muhabbat”. You can visit my blog and give your nice comments.


  2. Good to know that there are people interested in the rich art of poetry and the wonderful language of my country. Cheers for your wonderful blog. Even I’m a published poet. You can catch glimpse of some of my works here- http://souravroy.com/poems/

    Keep Walking!!

  3. designldg Says:

    Thank you Sourav, you are very kind and most welcome among my pages.

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