Anandachandra Barua

Sneaking beneath the lips
Keep peering with utmost stealth,
Beholding a black mole,
Leap into a dance
With a mind beaming with smiles.
Why so avid? I can't make you understand;
After all, I myself am clueless,
Would beauty land me a kiss?

Translated by Krishna Dulal Barua

Click here to read Assamese original poem

Anandachandra Barua (b.1907-d.1983) was a noted poet and playwright of Assam.

Krishna Dulal Barua is a prominent translator and writer based in Nagaon, Assam. He received the Katha Award for translation in 2005.

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