Saturday, 28 March 2015

Debi Roy's poem CORPSE NEAR WATERFALL ( Translation of Jharnar Kachhey Mritodeho )

Corpse near waterfall !

On the fast flowing stream of Ramti river
so many corpses float by

It isn't a doubt, man, doubt
only of anxiety
what if nature waves its crown ?

Over the demolished plateau ?

Where people once resided
here and there quite big
ownerless boulders

Where is the forthcoming help ?
Entire Yeblong is covered in mudslide

This side is like a vast flatland of burning pyre
tarpaulin on shoulder rice bag on head
one or two men are rarely seen

Corpse near waterfall
or whether that boy, he also
is in the cradle of waterfall, sleeping peacefully.


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