Song: Are you merely an image

            Rabindranath Tagore 

     Translated from the original Bengali by
    Anandamayee Majumdar

Are you merely an image?
Are you not as certain
As the galaxy of stars
As true as the luminary
Wayfarers of darkness?

As you elude my sight,
You venture into the seat of my heart,
Spreading in the green of the earth,
In the azure of the sky
And in that match, my world
Finds its harmony

None realize how
Your melodies play unheard
To blend in with my songs,
And how you become the muse
Within the poet's heart

Bichitra, No. 76. First published in , BE1338

Translated by Anandamayee Majumdar.

Illustration by Nilanjana Basu.

Published in Parabaas August, 2010 (22-she Sraban, 1417)

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