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When the heart is hard and parched up

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

When the heart is hard and parched up, 
come upon me with a shower of mercy.

When grace is lost from life, 
come with a burst of song.

When tumultuous work raises its din 
on all sides shutting me out from beyond, 
come to me, my lord of silence, 
with thy peace and rest.

When my beggarly heart sits crouched, 
shut up in a corner, 
break open the door, my king, 
and come with the ceremony of a king.

When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, 
O thou holy one, thou wakeful, 
come with thy light and thy thunder.

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: 101

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