Binod Chandra Borah
The river came flowing Along the hooded boat The hood on the boat, The river on the boat, A heron on the poop, The evening resting on the heron’s back. The boatman sings a bihu song In a lightning flash I remembered you I was not destined to meet you But your eyes are so terribly attractive You pierced me with a lance. Under the hood The river flows on silently.
Translated by Ananda Bormudoi
Dr. Binod Chandra Borah is an Assamese poet and writer based in Dibrugarh, Assam. He has one collection of poems to his credit.