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.
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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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