Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bulleya to me, I am not known

Not a believer inside the Masjid, am I
Nor a pagan disciple of false rites
Not the pure amongst the impure
Neither Moses, nor the Pharoh

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

 Not in the holy Vedas, am I
Nor in opium, neither in wine
Not in the drunkard’s intoxicated craze
Neither awake, nor in a sleeping daze

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

In happiness nor in sorrow, am I
Neither clean, nor a filthy mire
Not from water, nor from earth
Neither fire, nor from air, is my birth

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

Not an Arab, nor Lahori
Neither Hindi, nor Nagauri
Hindu, Turk, nor Peshawari
Nor do I live in Nadaun

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

Secrets of religion, I have not known
From Adam and Eve, I am not born
I am not the name I assume
Not in stillness, nor on the move

Bulleya! to me, I am not known

-Bulley Shah


  1. Maybe better to be
    of "well-not-known"
    than to be
    of "ill-known"
    --Steve E

  2. Nice poem .. Thank you for your nice comments, it made us very happy ;)


  3. Thank you for those lovely comments!

  4. Actually we don't know ! Somebody has our password I guess !

    We fixed it now :D

  5. @ Meryem .
    Welcome ,doll.

    @ Afaf et Marwa,
    Oh babe,It just hurt me because you are my precious follower/friend .Anyway,I might have problem in blogger .Never mind :)

  6. nice poem, i use to writ poem when i was youn in french and in arabic but now not even read them ,so thank u to made me read this, are u persian? I'm egyptian

  7. @ Omsolaym ; Really ?Do yo have any poem ?I would love to read them .I am not Persian .Nice to meet you, Mesri gal.

  8. writing poems was long time ago when I was teenager, but my father is poet, i don't even read his poet, for me life was't that beautiful, but now hamdolelah my life is better. wish u happy life 2

  9. Love overcomes everything
    I need your love.

    Aşk herşeyin üstesinden gelir
    Tek ihtiyacım senin sevgin.

    may I ask u why u wrote this words i turkish?

  10. Yeah. Right! Who are you anyway???

  11. Hi, nice poetry. Keep up the good work.