I hacked my way through six forestsby Lalla
English version by Ranjit Hoskote
Original Language Kashmiri
I hacked my way through six forests
until the moon woke up inside me.
The sky's breath sang through me,
dried up my body's substance.
I roasted my heart in passion's fire
and found Shankara!
|-- from I Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded, Translated by Ranjit Hoskote|