Playfully, you hid from me

by Lalla

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Kashmiri

Playfully, you hid from me.
All day I looked.

Then I discovered
I was you,

and the celebration
of That began.

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

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Playfully, you hid