On the day when the lotus bloomed
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
On the day when the lotus bloomed,
alas, my mind was straying, and I knew it not.
My basket was empty
and the flower remained unheeded.
Only now and again a sadness fell upon me,
and I started up from my dream
and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance
in the south wind.
That vague sweetness
made my heart ache with longing
and it seemed to me
that is was the eager breath of the summer
seeking for its completion.
I knew not then that it was so near,
that it was mine,
and that this perfect sweetness had blossomed
in the depth of my own heart.
Translation(s): FRE GER
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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:06
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Word count: 109
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