Faith is a Tree (1) So many light years have passed by In anticipation is my heart From hundreds of leagues afar You advance your hands of faith My eyes remain wide open With love, for love (2) What has love given me The moment I look back I behold the Buddha's impassive form A unique sensation of serenity The tree's gilded wealth of sacrifice The glory of doling out (3) Faith is a tree Trust is a river's flow Gushing forth towards the sea Fresh with the invocation of love The parturient monsoonal clouds shall melt With the moonlight of the sky's love upon the earth
Translated by Krishna Dulal Barua
Dr. Meena Devi Boruah is an Assamese poet and author based in Doomdooma, Tinsukia, Assam. Her poems have been published in Prantik and other leading magazines of Assam. She has two collections of poems to her credit.
Krishna Dulal Barua is a prominent translator and writer based in Nagaon, Assam. He received the Katha Award for translation in 2005.