Let us go to eat out today
A white cool wind is blowing Let us go to eat out today Let us bring back Our missing selves today Let those two old hands of ours Clasp each other today A white cool wind is blowing Let us go to eat out today Let our shadows Chat at the dining table today And let us watch them closely The shadows can’t tell a lie As they have no tongue to speak Silence is their speech Let us listen to them today A chilly white wind is blowing Let us go to dine out today At the hotel called Death!
[Translated by Nirendra Nath Thakuria]
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Nilim Kumar is a prominent Assamese poet and novelist.
Nirendra Nath Thakuria, retired Associate Professor of English, is a renowned translator of Assam.
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