All over my body
rolls along the afternoon sun.
First in my chest;
And then in every atom
I felt that gruesome pain.
Of love, desolation or maybe of plain sarcasm.
Drop by drop it dripped in my chest,
And then in every atom;
The golden tears of the afternoon.
Indian Review | Translator Profile | Bistirna Barua is a Research Scholar, currently in the Centre For The Study Of Social Systems, JNU, Delhi.Originally hailing from Tezpur Assam, he is fascinated by Assamese Folk lore and Folk Music and is enchanted by the works of Dr. BhabendranathSaikia, HomenBorgohain and NirmolprovaBordoloi and poet Hiren Bhattacharya. His poems have been published in both periodicals and poetry journals.The river brahmaputra is a recurring influence in his works.
Hiren Bhattacharyya (28 July 1932 – 4 July 2012) was one of the best known poets working in the Assamese language. He had innumerable works published in Assamese and achieved many prizes and accolades for his poetry. He is known as Hiruda among his fans.