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He whispered, "My love, raise your...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

He whispered, "My love, raise your eyes."
I sharply [chid]1 him, and said "Go!";
but he did not stir.
He stood before me and held both my hands. 
I said, "Leave me!";
but he did not go.

He brought his face near my ear. 
I glanced at him and said, "What a shame!"; 
but he did not move.
His lips touched my cheek. 
I trembled and said, "You dare too much";
but he had no shame.

He put a flower in my hair. 
I said, "It is useless!"; but he stood unmoved.
He took the garland from my neck and went away. 
I weep and ask my heart, 
"Why does he not come back?"


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  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG by Franco Alfano.

Text added to the website: 2004-01-19T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:03
Line count: 17
Word count: 114

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