I must launch out my boat
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
I must launch out my boat.
The languid hours pass by on the shore -
Alas for me!
The spring has done its flowering and taken leave.
And now with the burden of faded futile flowers
I wait and linger.
The waves have become clamorous,
and upon the bank in the shady lane
the yellow leaves flutter and fall.
What emptiness do you gaze upon!
Do you not feel a thrill passing through the air
with the notes of the far-away song
floating from the other shore?
Translation(s): DUT GER
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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG GER ; composed by Jeanne Beyerman-Walraven.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-11-03 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:06
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