' What has happened to me ?'...


What has happened to me?

All these songs tell one story:
that of Lalla on a lake, not knowing
what sandbar I'll run aground on.

What kind of luck have I had?

I made harmony out of a man's clumsy
plastering job on the ceiling.

Still I wonder which
sandbank will strand me.

And how is it now with me?

Magnificent, this becoming
more and more awake.



- Lalla
14th Century North Indian mystic

From "Naked Song"
Versions by Coleman Barks
Maypop 1992

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