Remembrance The room was filled with A lot of words and voices It overflowed with Charming freshness of laughter And the humming of bees... Petals of dream flowers began to peep out From ancient tale of prayers. Clouds dropped off from the sky Drenched tired faces The moon danced in The closing eyelids... The smile became silent Taking the evening in its lips And flew away Like a bird fully fledged.
In the New Year A leaf from the calendar Dropped off like a yellow leaf Taking away memory of dark sadness. We are following the path shown by the sun The way behind is fragrant with flowers. Sadness is uprooted by sunshine. Come, let us not talk with silence Let us not give indulgence to cold silence of loneliness. We donot sing of what has been blurred. I take your hands to my breast with a hymn of love And I place my hands of prayer in your breast.. Let us get wet in the rain Within our hearts in a rainy night Empty in a deep lake Hatred,dislike and useless conversations Wailing of sadness Soul's weariness Irrelevant dialogues Of dreams and nightmares... And go ahead Along a flowery path of love.
Translated by Ananda Bormudoi
Meghali Pukan is a contemporary Assamese poet and writer based in Doomdooma, Tinsukia, Assam. She has two collections of poems to her credit.