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Why do you sit there and jingle your...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Why do you sit there and jingle your bracelets
in mere idle sport?
Fill your pitcher.
It is time for you to come home.

Why do you stir the water with your hands
and fitfully glance at the road
for some one in mere idle sport?
Fill your pitcher and come home.

The morning hours pass by --
the dark waters flows on.
The waves are laughing and whispering to each other
in mere idle sport.

The wandering clouds have gathered at the edge of the sky
on yonder rise of the land.
They linger and look at your face 
and smile in mere idle sport.
Fill your pitcher and come home.

Translation(s): ITA

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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: 2004-01-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:03
Line count: 17
Word count: 111

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