Vākh 124 by Lal Ded (Lalleshwari)

Some, who have closed their eyes, are wide awake.
Some, who look out at the world, are fast asleep.
Some who bathe in sacred pools remain dirty.
Some are at home in the world but keep their hands clean.

From: http://poetry.sangamhouse.org/2013/08/the-poems-of-lal-ded-translated-by-ranjit-hoskote/

Date: c1350 (original in Kashmiri); 2013 (translation in English)

By: Lal Ded (Lalleshwari) (1320-1392)

Translated by: Ranjit Hoskote (1969- )

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