I wore myself out, looking for myselfby Lalla
English version by Ranjit Hoskote
Original Language Kashmiri
I wore myself out, looking for myself.
No one could have worked harder to break the code.
I lost myself in myself and found a wine cellar. Nectar, I tell you.
There were jars and jars of the good stuff, and no one to drink it.
|-- from I Lalla: The Poems of Lal Ded, Translated by Ranjit Hoskote|