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Your Absence
by Kumud Biswas
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  I see your absence everywhere every moment

In various forms

I see it in the forests and mountains

In the sky and the oceans.

Waiting in silence through the night

With their eager eyes

The stars keep on looking

In rainy days on the leaves of trees

The showers keep on falling.

 

Your absence is deeply felt

In every home in our pain

In all our loves and passions

In all our efforts and joys and sorrows.

Your absence makes me listless

It fills my heart to the brim

And wells up in my songs.

 

Translation of the devotional song – Heri aharaha tomari biraha/bhubone bhubone raje he – from the collection Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore. The whole creation seems to wait for its union with the divine as we anxiously wait for our union with our beloved who  is away. It was a great favourite of the poet’s Argentine devotee Victoria Ocampo. 

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September 18, 2012
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