Autumn

(English translation of these beautiful lines follows)

एक वृद्धाश्रम के गेटपर लिखा हुआ एक अप्रतिम सुविचार :

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एक वृद्धाश्रम के गेटपर लिखा हुआ एक अप्रतिम सुविचार :

“नीचे गिरे सूखे पत्तों पर

अदब से चलना ज़रा …

कभी कड़ी धूप में तुमने

इनसे ही पनाह माँगी थी. ”

 

A ‘near’ translation of a sign outside a senior citizens’ home:

“Walk gently over the fallen leaves,

for you had sought their shade once up on a hot summer.”

End

 

 

Source: via Gopalaswamy, image from pixabay.com

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6 Responses to Autumn

  1. SRKannan says:

    Brilliant.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. psriblog says:

    Very nice, and well-translated too

    Liked by 1 person

  3. theotheri says:

    I can’t speak for the quality of the translation, since I am totally ignorant of the original. But I can say that the English translation spoke to me. In that sense it was profound.

    Liked by 1 person

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