Joy A fine morning of a fair day The village woke up with the song of birds, The lowing of cows, the bleating of goats And conversation of farmers in the field. Golden morning sunshine delighted me. We two started walking along the village road My words were few as the heart was full. I looked at my companion Did he share my joy and happiness? I was amazed to find that my companion was myself. A few paces after I encountered a little boy Who tried hard to cross the fence of an yard But he could not succeed. The gamocha he wore got stuck up to a stake. A close look revealed That the boy was I myself. The fence was that of our own yard. I helped him to cross over the fence Untying the tangled knot. Then both of them trotted along the village path. I gazed at them till they disappeared.
Translated by Ananda Bormudoi
Dr. Gopal Chandra Hazarika is an Assamese poet and writer based in Dibrugarh. He is a retired Professor of Mathematics of Dibrugarh University. He has five collections of poems to his credit.