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I boasted among men that I had known you

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I boasted among men that I had known you. 
They see your pictures in all works of mine. 
They come and ask me, 'Who is he?' 
I know not how to answer them. 
I say, 'Indeed, I cannot tell.' 
They blame me and they go away in scorn. 
And you sit there smiling.

I put my tales of you into lasting songs. 
The secret gushes out from my heart. 
They come and ask me, 'Tell me all your meanings.' 
I know not how to answer them. 
I say, 'Ah, who knows what they mean!' 
They smile and go away in utter scorn. 
And you sit there smiling.

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 14:10:36
Line count: 14
Word count: 107

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