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Thy sunbeam comes upon this earth of...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Thy sunbeam comes upon this earth of mine 
with arms outstretched 
and stands at my door the livelong day 
to carry back to thy feet 
clouds made of my tears and sighs and songs.

With fond delight thou wrappest about thy starry breast 
that mantle of misty cloud, turning it into numberless shapes 
and folds and colouring it with hues everchanging.

It is so light and so fleeting, tender and tearful and dark, 
that is why thou lovest it, O thou spotless and serene. 
And that is why it may cover thy awful white light 
with its pathetic shadows.


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: 2014-07-02 13:19:46
Line count: 12
Word count: 99

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