By Durgeswar Sarma

Though the moon rises in the east
It delights all and is dear to everyone;
 The cuckoo and the Indian nightingale 
Sing in different lands
A genius has no country, he belongs everywhere.

(Translated by Ananda Bormudoi)

Click here to read the original Assamese poem.

Durgeswar Sarma (b.1882-d.1961) was an Assamese poet and playwright.

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