The boy used to say ‘You will be killed the moment you love someone else.’ The girl used to say ‘ I will kill you if you flirt with any other.’ The girl is in Canada now, and The boy is in Nepal, Rangoon Can you tell me why they haven’t Killed each other yet?
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A suicide note under the ninth volume of Rabindra Rachanabali Written to his son. Then with a blade in his hand The Master had entered the bathroom. In the afternoon, the maid saw the line of blood From under the door and she screamed out. This is the first and last letter written to his […]
You shall remain forever in my heart Even when you are silent Even if the dense full-moon midnight Seems even more quieter than you. You shall pour in glory and sweetest odour, Embellish the springs of my juvenile bloom Craft my life, a teardrop on leaves, My earthly universe with the silvery glow Of the […]
For you I will leave behind my all – I had thought For you I will resolve such disarrayed Superfluous offerings – I had thought But this was not to be If greed for all made you haughty, You leave behind your old cranny… Indian Review | Translator | Soma Roy (b.1959) translates from […]
If certainly there is death If it waits near, near a bush, like a hunter Behind the door, on the roof, in dark alleys, In the crossing where four roads meet, If it will certainly come Why not today! When I shall stand on the balcony in evening alone No one shall look for me […]