To the guests that must go bid God's...
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
To the guests that must go bid God's speed
and brush away all traces of their steps.
Take to your bosom with a smile
what is easy and simple and near.
To-day is the festival of phantoms
that know not when they die.
Let your laughter be but a meaningless mirth
like twinkles of light on the ripples.
Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
Strike in chords from your harp fitful momentary rhythms.
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- Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Frederik van Eeden (1860 - 1932) , no title, from De Hoovenier, no. 45, published 1919 ENG by Berthe Geuer.
Text added to the website: 2010-11-11.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:07
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Word count: 85
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