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Pluck this little flower and take it,...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! 
I fear lest it droop
and drop into the dust.
I may not find a place in thy garland,
but honour it 
with a touch of pain  from thy hand and pluck it. 
I fear lest the day end 
before I am aware,
and the time of offering go by.
Though its colour be not deep 
and its smell be faint, 
use this flower in thy service 
and pluck it while there is time.

Translation(s): FRE GER ITA

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Text added to the website: 2004-01-17 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-08-27 17:54:45
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