Modern Poems

See Me Or Not

See me or not,

I am standing right here,

Neither sad nor elated;


Miss me or not,

The feeling is right here,

Neither come nor go;

Love me or not,

Love is right here,

No more, no less;


With me or not,

My hand is in your hand,

No gain, no lost;


Let me embrace you,


Let me live in your heart to eternity.








This is a beautiful Tibetan love poem written by the infamous 6th Dalai Lama Tsanyang Gyasto, who was also an libertine and an influential Tibetan poet. I have translated this poem for the purpose of sharing.

This is one of my favorite poems. When I first read it more than a decade ago, I thought this must be love if love existed at all. But how daring one must be to love like this?

May we bring love;

May we bring happiness;

May we bring Heaven on Earth;

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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