Habba Khatoon

(1554 - 1609 / Chandrahar, Kashmir / India)

Lol of the Lonely Pine

The one who dazzles - have you seen that one?
Upon him look!
A sleepless stream in search of him I run,
A restless brook.
In far off woods, a lonely pine I stood
Till he appeared,
My woodcutter, and came to cut the wood.
His fire I feared,
Yet though he burn my logs, behold I shine,

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