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When it was day

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

When it was day 
they came into my house and said, 
'We shall only take 
the smallest room here.'

They said, 'We shall help you 
in the worship of your God 
and humbly accept only 
our own share in his grace'; 
and then they took their seat in a corner 
and they sat quiet and meek.

But in the darkness of night 
I find they break into my sacred shrine, 
strong and turbulent, 
and snatch with unholy greed 
the offerings from God's altar.


Translation(s): GER

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , 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: 15
Word count: 83

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