by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Then finish the last song
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): FRE GER
Then finish the last song 
and let us leave.
Forget this night when the night is no more.
Whom do I try to clasp in my arms?  
Dreams can never be made captive.
My eager hands press emptiness 
to my heart and it bruises my breast.

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Alors termine le dernier chant
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Alors termine le dernier chant
et séparons-nous.
Oublie cette nuit quand la nuit ne sera plus.
Qu'essaie-je de serrer dans mes bras ?
Les rêves ne peuvent pas être capturés.
Mes mains avides pressent le vide
sur mon cœur et cela meurtrit ma poitrine.

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