Fikirchand was a poet of the baul tradition. Baul’s were wondering monks. They led a life of renunciation and spent their time in meditation and singing devotional songs. Fikirchand lived in India during the 19th Century.

This is one of Fikirchand’s poems.

Snared by the Beauty

My soul cries out,
Snared by the beauty
Of the formless one.
As I cry by myself,
Night and day,
Beauty amassed before my eyes
Surpasses numberless moons and suns.
If I look at the clouds in the sky,
I see his beauty afloat;
And I see him walk on the stars
Blazing my heart