New mind, new moon

by Lalla

English version by Ranjit Hoskote
Original Language Kashmiri

New mind, new moon.
I've seen the great ocean made new.
Ever since I've scoured my body and mind,
I, Lalla, have been as new as new can be!

-- from I Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded, Translated by Ranjit Hoskote

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