By Navakanta Barua
The last man in the procession Knew not He was in the front line Of a new procession In the last line of my poem I see the first line Of a new poem Till I'm able to begin my final poem You'll go on penning My new poems After your last line Unknowingly I'll begin Your very poems
[Translated by Krishna Dulal Barua]
Navakanta Barua (b.1926-d.2002) was a prominent Assamese poet, novelist and translator.
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 email@example.com