A Poem by Harekrishna Deka

After Listening to a Thumri

You are the song you sing

Its very stature
And the song you sing, you are
Entranced, I am enraptured too
By you, or is it your song?
The song's within you
You're its essence
See the time I needed to get it

A complex import of a simple vision

(Translated by Dr. Bibhash Choudhury)

Harekrishna Deka is a renowned Assamese poet, short story writer and critic.

Dr. Bibhash Choudhury is a literary critic and translator. He teaches English in the Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India. He can be reached at bibhash@gauhati.ac.in

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2 thoughts on “A Poem by Harekrishna Deka

    1. Sorry, I am enraptured by the original Deka. Maybe my poverty in the language translated into.

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