Tukaram

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17th century indian poet.

Descripton: Esoteric and Comical

Poems


First He Looked Confused[edit]

I could not lie anymore so I started to call my dog "God."
First he looked
confused,

then he started smiling, then he even
danced.

I kept at it: now he doesn’t even
bite.

I am wondering if this
might work on
people?


I Might Act Serious[edit]

If God would stop telling jokes
I might act
serious.


A Good Poem[edit]

A good poem is like finding a hole
in the palace wall–
never know what you
might
see.


The Price[edit]

If you treat the opposite sex with reverence
will you pay a price?
If you stop your fault-finding and covetous ways
will your earnings not suffice?

If you sit in prayer and meditation
will it cost a living wage?
If you trust the words of realized souls
will your boss forget your pay?

Is it a burden to pursue wisdom?
Do you fear the price it brings?
Tuka says,
Fools worry about the little stuff.
Don't they know? God brings everything!


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