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

I came out alone on my way to my tryst
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): GER
I came out alone on my way to my tryst. 
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?

I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.

He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger; 
he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter.

He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame; 
but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company. 

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-03
Line count: 7
Word count: 79