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You left me and went on your way

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

You left me and went on your way.
I thought I should mourn for you 
and set your solitary image in my heart 
wrought in a golden song.
But ah, my evil fortune, time is short.

Youth wanes year after year; the spring days are fugitive; 
the frail flowers die for nothing, 
and the wise man warns me that life is but a dew-drop on the lotus leaf.
Should I neglect all this to gaze 
after one who has turned her back on me?
That would be rude and foolish, for time is short.

Then, come, my rainy nights with pattering feet; 
smile, my golden autumn; come, careless April, 
scattering your kisses abroad. 
You come, and you, and you also!
My loves, you know we are mortals. 
Is it wise to break one's heart 
for the one who takes her heart away?  
For time is short.

It is sweet to sit in a corner to muse 
and write in rhymes that you are all my world.
It is heroic to hug one's sorrow 
and determine not to be consoled.
But a fresh face peeps across my door 
and raises its eyes to my eyes.
I cannot but wipe away my tears 
and change the tune of my song.
For time is short.

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