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Lalla - Three times I have seen the lake



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From Naked Song: Poems of Lalla

Three times I have seen the lake
of the universe overflowing

Once, I remember seeing
the only existent place
as a whirling without form

and once, as a bridge over this
that is now Kashmir

and seven times, I saw the whole
as emptiness

Men and women now, even the best
can barely remember their past lives

and as for the children, whose lives
are getting harder and harder
what will they do?

A time is coming so deformed
and unnatural that pears and apples
will ripen with the apricots

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