SHORT MYSTICAL POEMS: “Just for a moment, flowers appear”


“Just for a moment, flowers appear”


Just for a moment, flowers appear
on the empty, nearly-spring tree.

Just for a second, wind
through the wild thicket thorns.

Self inside self, You are nothing but me.
Self inside self, I am only You.

What we are together
will never die.

The why and how of this?
What does it matter?

by Lalla

English version by Coleman Barks
Original Language Kashmiri

from Poetry for the Spirit: Poems of Universal Wisdom and Beauty, Edited by Alan Jacobs

Kashmir (India/Pakistan) (14th Century) Timeline
Yoga / Hindu

Lalla, also affectionately called Lalli, Lal Ded, Lal Diddi (“Granny Lal”), or Lalleshwari, was born near Srinagar in Kashmir in northern India/Pakistan.

Little is known with certainty about her life, other than hints that come to us through her poetry and songs.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Brilliant composition of just for a moment we are such beautiful flowers in bloom. Loved the picture, such lovely flowers and yes she is so very similar to other lady saints who are truly in love with God.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes, another beautifully inspiring lady poet 🙂 I am so glad you enjoyed her poem dear friend! ❤

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      1. Welcome dear Amira and she was awesome.

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