By Nirmalprabha Bordoloi
If somehow the smell of the wintry fields Reaches my nose I recover my father In the fragrance of the gamosa Laid open from its folds in the shop I recover my mother For my children Where shall I leave myself, Where?
Translated by Krishna Dulal Barua
Nirmalprabha Bordoloi (b.1933-d.2004) was an Indian poet, lyricist and folklorist of Assam.
Krishna Dulal Barua is a prominent translator and writer based in Nagaon, Assam. He received the Katha Award for translation in 2005.