The Arrow of Love

I have been pierced by the arrow of love, what shall I do?

by Bulleh Shah
English version by J. R. Puri and T. R. Shangari

I have been pierced by the arrow of love, what shall I do?
I can neither live, nor can I die.
Listen ye to my ceaseless outpourings,
I have peace neither by night, nor by day.
I cannot do without my Beloved even for a moment.
I have been pierced by the arrow of love, what shall I do?
The fire of separation is unceasing!
Let someone take care of my love.
How can I be saved without seeing him?
I have been pierced by the arrow of love, what shall I do?

O Bullah, I am in dire trouble!
Let someone come to help me out.
How shall I endure such torture?
I have been pierced by the arrow of love,what shall I do?
I can neither live, nor can I die.

Comments

what is the original title? I would like to read/ hear it in my own language :)
Awais said…
I wish i knew myself... but i don't know.