Mirabai

(1498 - 1546 / Kudki / India)

I Am Mad With Love

Poem by Mirabai

I am mad with love
And no one understands my plight.
Only the wounded
Understand the agonies of the wounded,
When the fire rages in the heart.
Only the jeweller knows the value of the jewel,
Not the one who lets it go.
In pain I wander from door to door,
But could not find a doctor.
Says Mira: Harken, my Master,
Mira's pain will subside
When Shyam comes as the doctor.





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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (6/30/2020 7:06:00 PM)

    Love can be either a crown or a crucifix. Your words are so descriptive of the latter. A good read.(Report)Reply

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  • passsion rocks (6/30/2020 3:38:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem on longing and love, love it(Report)Reply

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (6/30/2020 2:12:00 PM)

    I am mad with love
    And no one understands my plight.
    Only the wounded
    Understand the agonies of the wounded,
    The great Mirabhai who lead so many to God. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (6/30/2020 1:43:00 PM)

    Indeed pain of love can be subsided only the love medicine of Lord Doctor ever! Thanks for sharing it here!(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (6/30/2020 12:48:00 PM)

    Only the jeweller knows the value of the jewel......
    A touching line with lofty theme. It is a beautiful devotional poem by Mirabai who loves to Shyam.(Report)Reply

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  • Ojok IsaacOjok Isaac (6/30/2020 10:32:00 AM)

    Only the jeweller knows the value of the jewel,
    Not the one who lets it go.
    Thanks for that wonderful poem... May God give you more wisdom.(Report)Reply

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  • Happiness (6/30/2020 8:24:00 AM)

    Nice poem about love I like it.(Report)Reply

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  • passion rocks (6/30/2020 8:09:00 AM)

    love it!

    I Am Mad With Love(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (6/30/2020 4:30:00 AM)

    Only the jeweler knows the value of the jewel.......excellent


    Yes
    the true lover only knows the pains and wounds of love
    the true believer only knows the truth of God and the creation and lives alone silently without any bargain.........it's quite introspective(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (6/30/2020 3:43:00 AM)

    ऐ री मैं तो प्रेम दीवानी मेरा दरद न जाने कोय
    घायल की गति घायल जाने और न जाने कोय.... //.... Excellent English translation of Queen-Devotee-Poet Mira Bai's devotional song which has remained intact in its thrall for about 500 years now.(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (6/30/2020 3:20:00 AM)

    Meera, a Rajput princess was born in Kudki (Kurki) , a little village near Merta City, which is presently in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan in northwest India. Her father, jai Singh aman, was a friend of the Rathore clan, the son of Rao Duda of Merta. Rao Duda was son of Rao Jodha of Mandore, founder of mumbai. Absolute a most beautiful poem. Very impressive life with her Lord Krishna. Congratulations as The Classic Poem Of The Day to her great family.(Report)Reply

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  • Varsha MVarsha M (6/30/2020 3:16:00 AM)

    Very true. Her pain no one can understand but the one for it is meant. The flower will only attract insects not the beasts who serve no purpose. Well expressed poetry.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (6/30/2020 2:50:00 AM)

    Nothing can define the pain and agony of Meerabai...Words will fall short to describe them yet her own poems are fully dipped in sorrow and pains. Aysi lagi lagan Meera ho gayi magan, , , Woh to gali gali hari gun gaane lagi.(Report)Reply

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  • Pallab ChaudhuryPallab Chaudhury (6/30/2020 2:40:00 AM)

    Nothing comforts; Shayam- the only remedy...

    Lovely poem!(Report)Reply

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  • Luis Estable (6/30/2020 1:48:00 AM)

    A very passionate love poem this certainly is. I admire much verse six. I think It says much of this passion felt here.(Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (3/3/2020 3:07:00 AM)

    Says Mira: Harken, my Master,
    Mira's pain will subside
    When Shyam comes as the doctor.
    wonderful poem......10Already ReportedReply

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  • Vasantha Surya (3/3/2019 2:09:00 AM)

    Please mention the name of the translator, and the language of the original poem, when you present poems from languages other than English,(Report)Reply

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  • Hebert Logerie Sr.Hebert Logerie Sr. (7/19/2018 3:49:00 PM)

    Wow! This is obviously an amazing write, un coup de plume de maitre.(Report)Reply

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  • Ar Sekuar (12/16/2016 3:33:00 PM)

    Thanks Mirabai, it is the price we ALL pay for love(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (12/16/2016 11:28:00 AM)

    Mirabai's devotional poems are liked and sung as folk-songs throughout the country. This is one of her most popular poems. Nicely translated. Loved reading this English version. Thanks.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004