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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 [Guest Editor]


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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