By Hiren Bhattacharya

You know only too well
This poet has nothing else anymore.
Just a lone shirt
that too with precarious stitches.
Love surely is like this
Opens up the covering
to fill the heart.

Translated by Uttam Duorah

Hiren Bhattacharya (b.1932-d.2012) was an Assamese poet and lyricist best known for his lyric poems.

Uttam Duorah, the translator, retired as the HoD, English, Women’s College, Tinsukia and is based in Tinsukia, Assam.

Click here for the original Assamese poem.

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