Sant Tukaram

(1608 - 1650 / Dehu, Pune / India)

Sant Tukaram Poems

1. Argue No More About It 5/2/2012
2. The Chief Of The Yadavas 5/2/2012
3. To Arrange Words 5/2/2012
4. Where Does One Begin With You? 5/2/2012
5. When I Lose Myself 5/2/2012
6. Alone At Your Feet 5/2/2012
7. I Speak Yet Am I Silent 5/2/2012
8. In Me Thou Livest 5/2/2012
9. If Only You Would 5/2/2012
10. Children Dressed In Tatters 5/2/2012
11. Mother God 5/2/2012
12. How Could A Lover Fall? 5/2/2012
13. If Men 5/2/2012
14. Name Of God 5/2/2012
15. First He Looked Confused 5/2/2012
16. The Price? 4/6/2010
17. Smaller Than The Smallest Atom 4/6/2010
18. All Blest Are They 4/6/2010
19. Can Water Drink Itself? 5/2/2012
20. All Men To Me Are God-Like Gods! 4/6/2010
21. None See Me Off 4/6/2010
22. Thou Art More Kind Than Mother Dear 4/6/2010
23. Abhangs (A Short Collection) 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Sant Tukaram

Abhangs (A Short Collection)

1
I was sleeping when Namdeo and Vitthal Stepped into my dream.
'Your job is to make poems. Stop wasting time,' Namdeo said.
Vitthal gave me the measure and gently aroused me from a dream inside a dream.
Namdeo vowed to write one billion poems.
'Tuka, all the unwritten ones are your responsibility.'

2
To repeat Your name is to string pearls together.
The pleasure in your manifested form is always new.
I have ceased to desire the unembodied God.
Your worshippers do not seek liberation.
With You, it is still possible to give and to receive.
What use is ...

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How Could A Lover Fall?

What could have caused your grip to weaken
that allowed creation to be?

How could a lover fall to his death
from the arms of infinite
strength?

How active you are in the mind sustaining such a great wall
that the sun can cast a frightening shadow

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