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“Good repute is water carried in a sieve. / Only if you can grasp the wind in your fist / or hold an elephant chained secure with a hair / will you maybe succeed in keeping your good name clear.”
“The soul, like the moon, / is new, and always new again.”
“I was passionate, / filled with longing, / I searched / far and wide. / But the day / that the Truthful One / found me, / I was at home.”
Lalleswari, Indian poet
Also known as Lalla.