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Lest I should know you too easily, you...

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

Lest I should know you too easily, you play with me.
You blind me with flashes of laughter to hide your tears.
I know, I know your art.
You never say the word you would.

Lest I should not prize you, you elude me in a thousand ways.
Lest I should confuse you with the crowd, you stand aside.
I know, I know your art,
You never walk the path you would.

Your claim is more than that of others, that is why you are
  silent.
With playful carelessness you avoid my gifts.
I know, I know your art,
You never will take what you would.


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Text added to the website: 2010-11-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:07
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