I made pilgrimages, looking for Godby Lalla
English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Kashmiri
I made pilgrimages, looking for God.
Then I gave up, turned around,
there God was inside me!
Oh Lalla, why do you keep on
wandering, and begging?
Make just a little effort. Act!
And God will appear in the form
of a love that fills your heart.
|-- from Naked Song, by Lalla / Translated by Coleman Barks|
/ Photo by Brian Tomlinson /