Meditate within eternity

by Lalla

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Kashmiri

Meditate within eternity.
Don't stay in the mind.

Your thoughts are like a child fretting
near its mother's breast, restless
and afraid, who with a little guidance,
can find the path to courage.

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

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