Poem of Love

Hiren Bhattacharya

What burns in my heart!
My woes, my joys
What keeps it widening more!

Within my feelings
The buzz of your love
Burns so briskly
That its ashes overfill
The inner and outer spaces of my heart.

Perhaps your cheeky love
Shall slowly burn me down into ashes.

Translated by Krishna Dulal Barua

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

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

Click here for the original Assamese poem.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *