Friday, September 15, 2006

I Know, I Know My Song Too

Bipuljyoti Saikia
Translated from original Asomiya
By Dibyajyoti Sarma

I know many things I should not know, that’s why
I suffer, I know, at times with humility and
At times with humiliation do I live
I know
How to bring heart’s blood to face without effort
My easy and beautiful door of wisdom is closed, I know
Magic! Magic!
From magic to magic again! I know and about my limits
Don’t I know, I know? I know, I know and I know
The void beyond the limits
Like an un-embodied soul funeral fires haunt me
In the river of beauty there’s music of unreal fascination
I know, magic! Magic
I know many things which are not worth knowing
Better not to know
I know that too
But I do not know after not knowing what
It’s is possible to pray god
Dream is an adjective of happiness, I know
And also dreamlessness – I know that too
And there are many other things I know
If it is known that I know so many thingsWould not they think that I know nothing…

1 comment:

  1. "i know many things i should not know..thats why i suffer"

    I thinks thats why we all suffer in someway or the other..thats why Adam and Eve suffered!
    "at times with humility and
    At times with humiliation do I live"

    my favorite part in the poem! :)