Developed into an independent language around the 12th century. In the medieval period, poetry was actually the means of expressing religious sentiments and the first poetry of the language was Bharateswara Bahubali Rasa. It was composed by Shalibhadrasuri, a 7th century Jain monk. A number of Jain Sadhus followed his example and composed short story poems called Rasas till the end of the 18th century. All this while in the 15th century, Narsingh Mehta was bringing in a new era of Vaishnava poetry. His poems portray Krishna as a playful child, a lover, a friend and the poetâ€™s muse. He became a source of inspiration for his successors in composing not only similar poetry but also philosophical poems.
Har swas ma tari yaad muku 6u
Mara thi vadhu vishwas tara ma muku 6u,
Sachavje mara aa viswas ne dil thi
Mara swas ne tara viswas par muku 6u.
Raat na sapna kadi sacha nathi hota
Savar na sapna kadi khota nathi hota
Aa to bhai tamara per PREM chhe
Baki SmS mokalvavala badha navra nathi hota.
Koine hu prem lagu chu
koi ne vahem lagu chu
to koi ne jemtem lagu chu
are bhaad ma gai aa duniya
tamne hu kem lagu chu.
Thodi gersamaj thi saru jivay 6e
khulasa karvathi dukhi thavay 6e
jivan ma kyarek bandh baji ramvi sari
baki to 3 EKKA ma pan HAARI javay 6e
Sabandho dilo na sachavay evu rakhjo,
wafa na phulo na, karmay evu rakhjo,
sara nasibe bandhani chhe MITRATA pan,
zindgi bhar naa bhulay evu rakhjo
KHOBE KHOBE NA AAPO DARD MANE
DARD NO SAMUNDER LAI NE BETHO CHU.
BHIKHARI CHU TO BUS TAMARA PREM NO
BAKI TO "SIKANDAR" THAI NE BETHO CHU.
Kyare K uff Kyare K Aah,
Kyare k Fariyad karu Chu,
Dil Kholine Dil No bagBarbad karu chu,
Aam to badha male che bus Aej Nathi malta...
jene Hoon Yaad Karu Chu.
Jeevan ma mushkelio to anek hoy 6e
Parantu,te darek no rasto ek hoy 6e
Ane a rasto aene j malto hoy 6e
K jeno chahero saday hasto hoy 6e
Amari Aankho ma Aanshu Ghana che
Ke aa Duniya ma Be-imaan Ghana che
Prem Ame karyo che, Amne Pucho
Prem ma Risamna-Manamna Ghana che.
Kyarek To prem ma virah Avi Jay che
Kyarek koi lachari Avi Jay che
a virah nu avavu pan Jaruri che
a virah j To apne vadhare najik lave che