''The River" - A poem by Assamese poet Hiren Bhattacharya

                                           That River

Origin : Hiren Bhattacharya

Translated by Rashmi Rekha Bora Hazarika


The river Subansiri

That river of my village flows

Like the humming of bees

Whose sweet streams

Captivates my vagabond soul.



Amidst the pettiness of day-to-day life

I feel: the dreamlike vastness

Of that thin river

Memory streaks flood

The blind sky.


That beautiful river

Of my village

Still flows

Far far away.

A portrait of Hiren Bhattacharya 

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