by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation by André Gide (1869 - 1951)

At this time of my parting
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): GER
At this time of my parting, 
wish me good luck, my friends! 
The sky is flushed with the dawn 
and my path lies beautiful.
Ask not what I have with me to take there.
I start on my journey with empty hands 
and expectant heart.
I shall put on my wedding garland. 
Mine is not the red-brown dress of the traveller, 
and though there are dangers on the way 
I have no fear in mind.
The evening star will come out when my voyage is done 
and the plaintive notes of the twilight melodies 
be struck up from the King's gateway.

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A cette heure du départ
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
A cette heure du départ
souhaitez-moi bonne chance, mes amis!
Ciel est rougissant d'aurore;
le sentier d'oeuvre merveilleux.
Ne me demandex pas ce que j'emporte.
Je pars en voyage les mains vides
et le coeur plein d'attente.
Je mettrai ma couronne nuptiale.
Je n'ai pas revêtu la robe brune des pélerins;
sans crainte est mon esprit
bien qu'il y ait des dangers en route.
Au terne de mon voyage paraîtra l'étoile du soir,
et les plaintifs accents des chants de la vesprée
s'échapperont soudain de dessous l'arche royale.

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