Poem 12

kaise din biti ram

O Lord! How will the days unfold?
Please continue to show the way!
On this side is a river
And on the other side is another.
In between please erect my thatched hut!
I’ll tear my shawl
And use it as paper,
And I’ll write what’s in my heart!
Listen to what Kabir says,
“O Brother devotees!
I’ll take you by the arm
And show you the way!”

(rivers are birth and death)