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On many an idle day

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

On many an idle day 
have I grieved over lost time. 
But it is never lost, my lord. 
Thou hast taken every moment of my life 
in thine own hands.

Hidden in the heart of things 
thou art nourishing 
seeds into sprouts, 
buds into blossoms, 
and ripening flowers into fruitfulness.

I was tired and sleeping on my idle bed 
and imagined all work had ceased. 
In the morning I woke up 
and found my garden full with wonders of flowers.


Translation(s): GER

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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: 2010-11-03T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-07-11T23:57:30
Line count: 14
Word count: 80

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