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The Recall

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

The night was dark when she went away, and they slept. 
The night is dark now, and I call for her, 

"Come back, my darling; 
the world is asleep; 
and no one would know, if you came for a moment while stars are gazing at stars."

She went away when the trees were in bud and the spring was young. 
Now the flowers are in high bloom and I call, 

"Come back, my darling. The children gather 
and scatter flowers in reckless sport. 
And if you come and take one little blossom no one will miss it." 

Those that used to play are playing still, so spendthrift is life. 
I listen to their chatter and call, 

"Come back, my darling, for mother's heart 
is full to the brim with love, 
and if you come to snatch only one little kiss from her no one will grudge it."

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 19:32:32
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Word count: 147

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