Lalleshwari

(1320 – 1392 / Pandrethan, Srinagar, Kashmir / India)

Lalleshwari Poems

1. A Wooden Bow And Rush Grass For An Arrow 7/13/2012
2. Now I Saw A Stream Flowing 7/13/2012
3. A Royal Fly-Whisk 7/13/2012
4. In Your Mother'swomb You Vowed 7/13/2012
5. I Might Disperse Tthe Southern Clouds 7/13/2012
6. A Thousand Times My Guru I Asked 7/13/2012
7. Ah Me! The Five 7/13/2012
8. I Came Straight 7/13/2012
9. By Pandering To Your Appetites 7/13/2012
10. Patience To Endure Lightning And Thunder 7/13/2012
11. Should You, In This Body, Seek 7/13/2012
12. Slay The Murderous Demons 7/13/2012
13. I Have To Suffer The Consequence 7/13/2012
14. The Arrows Of My Wooden Bow Turned Out 7/13/2012
15. I Have Worn Out My Palate And Tongue 7/13/2012
16. Ocean And The Mind Of Man Are Both Alike 7/13/2012
17. The Sling Knots Of The Load Of Candy 7/13/2012
18. In The Midst Of The Ocean 7/13/2012
19. Probing Inside, I Came 7/13/2012
20. Lalla Wilfully Entered The Garden Door 7/13/2012
21. O, Mind, How Intoxicated You Are 7/13/2012
22. I Overpowered And Subdued 7/13/2012
23. I Didn'T Bear With 7/13/2012
24. I Bore With All Mocking And Jeering 7/13/2012
25. Fondly Will They Drink Water From 7/13/2012
26. He, Who Overcomes Pride, Greed, Vanity 7/13/2012
27. The Dirt Of Myfilthy Heart 7/13/2012
28. Draped In Stores Of Knowledge 7/13/2012
29. Bathe Daily At Places Of Pilgrimage 7/13/2012
30. I Treaded On The Expanse 7/13/2012
31. In Seeking And Searching Myself 7/13/2012
32. Chidananda, The Light Of Absolute Knowledge 7/13/2012
33. For Ever We Come, For Ever We Go 7/13/2012
34. Who Slays The Highway Robbers Three 7/13/2012
35. My Guru Gave Me But One Percept 7/13/2012
36. For A Moment I Suppressed The Bellows Of Respiration 7/13/2012
37. Intense Cold Makes Water Ice 7/13/2012
38. Forgetful One, Get Up! 7/13/2012
39. Just For A Moment, Flowers Appear 7/13/2012
40. He Stands Close By You! 7/13/2012

Comments about Lalleshwari

  • Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (10/21/2015 2:11:00 AM)

    When I first dicovered Lalleswari, I had no real clues about what her writings would be like.. But now with almost a month since I had been reading her poems, I do feel that she's a poetess worth reading.. Her poems are filled with metaphysical concepts and basic ethics and moral values, and almost all of them attempt to express the poetess/philosopher/saint's idea of how one can attain freedom from the mundane world and attain freedom all greeds, evils, and other forms of sins..

    Her works are simple and yet profound with each poem leaving the reader with a chance to interpret them from her or his own point of view..

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Best Poem of Lalleshwari

The Soul, Like The Moon

The soul, like the moon,
is now, and always new again.

And I have seen the ocean
continuously creating.

Since I scoured my mind
and my body, I too, Lalla,
am new, each moment new.

My teacher told me one thing,
live in the soul.

When that was so,
I began to go naked,
and dance.

[Taken from Naked Song, by Lalla / Translated by Coleman Barks]

Read the full of The Soul, Like The Moon

I Searched For My Self

I searched for my Self
until I grew weary,

but no one, I know now,
reaches the hidden knowledge
by means of effort.

Then, absorbed in "Thou art This,"
I found the place of Wine.

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