Tell me, O Swan, your ancient tale.
From what land do you come, O Swan? to what shore will you fly?
Where would you take your rest, O Swan, and what do you seek?
Even this morning, O Swan, awake, arise, follow me!
There is a land where no doubt nor sorrow have rule: where the
terror of Death is no more.
There the woods of spring are a-bloom, and the fragrant scent “He
is I” is borne on the wind:
There the bee of the heart is deeply immersed, and desires no
From: Songs Of Kabir
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore
New York, The Macmillan Company 1915