Poem 6

jagu piyari ab kya sowe

Beautiful maiden, wake up

O beautiful maiden, wake up!
Why are you now sleeping?
The night has gone,
Why sleep through the day?
The one who stays awake,
Gets the precious gem.
You sleep, wasting your life.
Only severe suffering will follow you.
Your Beloved is truly wise,
But you are indeed a foolish lady.
Why did you not adorn
The bed for your beloved?
Wake up! Lookl!
Your beloved is not in the bed!
He departed early in the morning.
He has abandoned you!
Kabir says, “That lady wakes
Whose heart is pierced
By the Master’s Word!”