By Jyotiprasad Agarwala
Being a visionary Flying among the white clouds And becoming a butterfly Flying from flower to flower In the morning and sunset I donot want to forget The stark reality rude, Neither do I want to forget My duty austere. Away from the earth Away from the dust and dirt I donot want To get lost In dream and delusion.
[Translated by Ananda Bormudoi]
Jyotiprasad Agarwala (b.1903-d.1951) was a noted poet, songwriter, playwright, film maker and freedom fighter of Assam.