Bulleh Shah : Poems and Biography
About two years ago, i read all of the 300+ poets whom Ivan Granger had gathered together in his sacred poetry website, http://www;poetry-chaikhanna Thus was a wonderful experience, especially because i knew almost nothing about sacred song, outside of a few Christian hymns. The downside is that i didn't spend much time with a lot of poets who deserved my greater attention.
Poets go where the rest of us do not; but some go farther than others, to places deeper, stranger, more awesome. They return with words from this apparently silent journey and those words are beautiful but confusing, and admittedly not descriptive of the experience. Bulleh Shah is one of those who has traveled far and deep and has returned with a rather accurate, it seems to me, description of where he has been. Like Ryokan or Francis, Bulleh Shah's deep love and total emptiness allowed him to behave in ways that others found hard to appreciate. But he knew what it meant to live in the "kingdom of god."
Sixteen poems are recorded at this site. I might be able to pick out one i like better than the others (perhaps "Love Springs Eternal, Come," or "Look Into Yourself), but they are all great.