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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


Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2018-02-06.
Last modified: 2018-02-06 19:27:50
Line count: 10
Word count: 84

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