By Chandrakumar Agarwala
The flower-bud that bloomed Wafting fragrant streams of love Dropped and withered away. The honey-sucker of flowers, A mad bumble-bee Just keeps rambling round and round. Its inebriation of the heart In flight all around Disappeared too with sprinklings. What ensued after remained unknown The marks and memories melted away Nature only remained as before!
[Translated by Krishna Dulal Barua]
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Chandrakumar Agarwala (b.1867-d.1938)) was a notable Assamese poet and journalist.
Krishna Dulal Barua is a prominent translator and writer based in Nagaon, Assam. He received the Katha Award for translation in 2005. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org