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I hunt for the golden stag

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

I hunt for the golden stag.
You may smile, my friends, 
but I pursue the vision that eludes me.
I run across hills and dales, 
I wander through nameless lands,
because I am hunting for the golden stag.
You come and buy in the market 
and go back to your homes laden with goods, 
but the spell of the homeless winds has touched me
I know not when and where.
I have no care in my heart; all my belongings 
I have left far behind me.
I run across hills and dales, 
I wander through nameless lands --
because I am hunting for the golden stag.

Translation(s): DUT

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Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Frederik van Eeden (1860 - 1932) , title unknown, from De Hoovenier, no. 69, published 1919 ENG by Berthe Geuer. Go to the text.

Text added to the website: 2010-11-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:07
Line count: 15
Word count: 105

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