Month of Poh - Sikh Research Institute

Month of Poh

The Month of Poh (ਪੋਹ)


The month of Poh has arrived,
My shawl is soaked.
Cold bites my bones
and my being shivers.


Where have you gone?
You left me all alone.
Why have you gone?
I have no knowledge.


The nights of Poh are relentless,
like the mountain’s harshness.
I cannot see the moon and stars.
Every night is torturous.


O’ Beloved! Without you,
my courtyard is empty.
My home is foreign.
Alone, I weep.


O’ Beloved!
Without you, I am nothing.
Tell me,
Do you feel something?


O’ Beloved! 
I wait,
in agony,
for you…



Verse inspired by Bhai Vir Singh’s poem “Kant Mahali.

Inni Kaur is the CEO of the Sikh Research Institute. She is also the author of ‘Journey with the Gurus’ series, ‘Sakhi-Time with Nani ji’, and ‘Thank You, Vahiguru.

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