By Jyotiprasad Agarwala
Know I know I know Nothing goes in vain, my song too All my drops of tear Merging with the shrine water Will gleam on the worshipper In every cell of him. Know I know I know All my songs are so novel Smell like lotuses in bloom I know I know They'll wake the world's soul. That morning star lonely yonder Lost in the song of its own Sets in the lap of dawn Giving its smile in the glow Know I know I know Nothing goes in vain, its song too. Wake up in novel rhythm All lotus words mute in charm Gather in chorus in countless voices Wake up honeyed melody in ecstasy.
Translated by Nirendra Nath Thakuria
Jyotiprasad Agarwala (b.1903-d.1951) was a noted poet, songwriter, playwright, filmmaker and freedom fighter of Assam.
Nirendra Nath Thakuria, retired Associate Professor of English, is a translator.