Clouds heap upon clouds and it darkens
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
Clouds heap upon clouds and it darkens.
Ah, love, why dost thou let me
wait outside at the door all alone?
In the busy moments of the noontide work
I am with the crowd,
but on this dark lonely day
it is only for thee that I hope.
If thou showest me not thy face,
if thou leavest me wholly aside,
I know not how I am to pass
these long, rainy hours.
I keep gazing on the far-away gloom of the sky,
and my heart wanders wailing
with the restless wind.
Translation(s): FRE GER GER ITA SWE
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- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2005-01-17.
Last modified: 2018-11-13 16:43:44
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