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
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.