Sunday, November 22, 2015

Playing with Lalla G:106. Sleep

Asleep, confused, I dreamt I was a riverboat and being
towed across the ocean by a single strand of some belief.
I sang O Shiva will you hear me; will you help me in my crossing?
And then I dreamt the sea was seeping through this clay container
like some precious sand that's falling through an hourglass.
I sang O Shiva will I have the time to get back home to you?
Or do I sink before I see we are one sea and be awake?

my playful transcreation of Grierson's translation & commentary no.106
of Lalla (Lal Ded) while also utilizing those of Hoskote, Barks, and Kak

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