He talks to me

by Lalan

English version by Deben Bhattacharya
Original Language Bengali

He talks to me
But he would not let me see him.
He moves
Close to my hands
But away from my reach.
I explore
The sky and the earth
Searching him,
Circling round my error
Of not knowing me:
Who am I
And who is he?

-- from The Mirror of the Sky: Songs of the Bauls of Bengal, Translated by Deben Bhattacharya

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He talks to me