The Road is
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
The road is my wedded companion;
She speaks to me under my feet all day,
she sings to my dreams all night.
My meeting with her had no beginning;
it begins endlessly at each daybreak,
renewing its summer in fresh flowers and songs,
and her every new kiss is the first kiss to me.
The road and I are lovers.
I change my dress for her night after night, leaving the tattered
cumber of the old in the wayside inns when the day dawns.
Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]
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