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In the deep shadows of the rainy July

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

In the deep shadows of the rainy July, 
with secret steps, thou walkest, 
silent as night, eluding all watchers.

Today the morning has closed its eyes, 
heedless of the insistent calls of the loud east wind, 
and a thick veil has been drawn 
over the ever-wakeful blue sky.

The woodlands have hushed their songs, 
and doors are all shut at every house. 
Thou art the solitary wayfarer in this deserted street. 

Oh my only friend, my best beloved, 
the gates are open in my house - 
do not pass by like a dream.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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
Line count: 13
Word count: 93

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