Mira’s Agony

Pyare darshan dijo aye

Dear Lord, come and grant me Thy vision; I cannot stay alive, away from Thee.

Like the lotus without water, the night without the moon, is Thy dear one without Thee, oh Lord. In anguish I wander day and night, pangs of separation gnaw at my heart. Days drag without hunger, nights without sleep, lips fail to tell the tale of my sorrow.

What should I say? I have no words to convey my longing. Pray come, quench the fire within my heart.

Thou knowest all, torment me no more; have Mercy, oh Lord, come and meet me. Mira, forever Thy slave in Love surrenders at Thy feet.

Mira Bai