Heavenly Sky Is the sky heaven? They say the heaven is the home of the soul The star-turned souls twinkle in the sky To decorate the heaven. Everyday I search for my soul In the star studded sky. Searing my heart and shattering my dream I bedecked the heaven. What will it look like? I can hear in the heaven At midnight The sobbing of the stars.
Translated by Ananda Bormudoi
Dr. Farida Ahmed is, a retired Professor of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, an Assamese poet based in Dibrugarh, Assam.