Life is an art

Nirmalprabha Bordoloi

The sculpture 
Bestowing form 
To a block of stone
Needs to remain bemused
By its own beauty
Needs to address 

Is greater than

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.

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