Saturday, November 21, 2015

Playing with Lalla G:98. Coin

They say we arrive in this world 
by a way that is not the way. 
You can’t take it with you of course, 
so only by selling my soul to the ferryman 
do I cross the river to the land of karmic rebirth.
O, but with Shiva's name I'm suddenly unborn
to see there is no ferryman—
and no way that isn’t the way.

my playful transcreation of Grierson's translation & commentary no.98 
of Lalla (Lal Ded) while also utilizing those of Hoskote, Barks, and Kak

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