One of Lalon's works close to the heart

Tell me how the nameless bird
Enters the cage,
Flies away
If only I could catch it once,
I would
Throw my mind's chain around its feet.
This house has eight chambers with nine doors,
There are lattices on the walls,
And a Hall of Mirrors at the top.

Luck has abandoned you,
O Mind
Or why should the bird act so strange? Breaking open the cage once again
It vanishes into the forest!
O Mind,
You never tire of gazing upon the cage,
It is only made of green cane ---
It will fall down any moment,
Says Lalon, wailing.