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When my play was with thee

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

When my play was with thee 
I never questioned who thou wert. 
I knew nor shyness nor fear,
my life was boisterous.

In the early morning thou wouldst call me 
from my sleep like my own comrade 
and lead me running from glade to glade.

On those days I never cared to know 
the meaning of songs thou sangest to me. 
Only my voice took up the tunes, 
and my heart danced in their cadence.

Now, when the playtime is over, 
what is this sudden sight that is come upon me? 
The world with eyes bent upon thy feet 
stands in awe with all its silent stars.

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: 2014-07-21 14:00:19
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