By Ratnakanta Borkakati

You are a living poem, yourself a great soul!
What is a poem? A faint echo from the heart,
Travels all three spheres in search of the great soul.
The poet's heart is all agog with an earthly desire.

Translated by Ananda Bormudoi

Click here to read the original Assamese poem

Ratnakanta Borkakati (b. 1867-d,1963) was a renowned Assamese poet.

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