• Parabaas
    Parabaas : পরবাস : বাংলা ভাষা, সাহিত্য ও সংস্কৃতি
  • পরবাস | Translation | Poem
  • The Holy : Sankha Ghosh
    translated from Bengali to English by Nandini Gupta

    Here I lie at the crematorium. Tell them
    Such rowdiness does not befit
    The building of a pyre.

    They, at my head, my feet, beside me,
    Are all your serfs.
    Tell them.

    Tell them to let the infinite step on my chest
    And let down her calf-length hair,
    The stars blazing in her crown. Let them flee

    And, from the unnamed skull-strung necklace
    Let drip, let the holy drip,
        on my cold face,
           cold breast.

    Published in Parabaas: May, 2001

    The original poem [dharma* by sha~Nkha ghoshh*] appeared in the collection of poems under the title mUrkha ba.Do, saamaajik naY**,published in 1974. The poems in this collection were written during 1972-73.

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