I trapped my breath in the bellows of my throatby Lalla
English version by Ranjit Hoskote
Original Language Kashmiri
I trapped my breath in the bellows of my throat:
a lamp blazed up inside, showed me who I really was.
I crossed the darkness holding fast to that lamp,
scattering its light-seeds around me as I went.
|-- from I Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded, Translated by Ranjit Hoskote|