If you've melted your desires

by Lalla

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Kashmiri

If you've melted your desires
in the river of time, choose
to be a recluse, or choose
a family, the village job.

If you know the pure Lord within you,
you'll be That, wherever.

-- from Naked Song, by Lalla / Translated by Coleman Barks

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