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I dive down into the depth of the ocean...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I dive down into the depth of the ocean of forms, 
hoping to gain the perfect pearl of the formless.

No more sailing from harbour to harbour 
with this my weather-beaten boat. 
The days are long passed 
when my sport was to be tossed on waves.

And now I am eager 
to die into the deathless.

Into the audience hall by the fathomless abyss 
where swells up the music of toneless strings 
I shall take this harp of my life.

I shall tune it to the notes of forever,
and when it has sobbed out its last utterance, 
lay down my silent harp at the feet of the silent.


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 14:08:37
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Word count: 109

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