by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

If you would have it so
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
If you would have it so, 
  I will end my singing.
If it sets your heart aflutter, 
  I will take away my eyes from your face.
If it suddenly startles you in your walk, 
  I will step aside and take another path.
If it confuses you in your flower-weaving, 
  I will shun your lonely garden.
If it makes the water wanton and wild,
  I will not row my boat by your bank.

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