Amrita Pritam

(31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005 / Gujranwala, Punjab / Pakistan)

I Will Meet You Yet Again - Poem by Amrita Pritam

I will meet you yet again
How and where
I know not
Perhaps I will become a
figment of your imagination
and maybe spreading myself
in a mysterious line
on your canvas
I will keep gazing at you.

Perhaps I will become a ray
of sunshine to be
embraced by your colours
I will paint myself on your canvas
I know not how and where —
but I will meet you for sure.

Maybe I will turn into a spring
and rub foaming
drops of water on your body
and rest my coolness on
your burning chest
I know nothing
but that this life
will walk along with me.

When the body perishes
all perishes
but the threads of memory
are woven of enduring atoms
I will pick these particles
weave the threads
and I will meet you yet again.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

[Translated from the Punjabi by Nirupama Dutt]

Comments about I Will Meet You Yet Again by Amrita Pritam

  • Prabir Gayen (1/7/2019 10:43:00 AM)

    Very beautiful poem............ (Report)Reply

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  • (9/5/2018 4:38:00 PM)

    How come the translation credit to Nirupama Dutt, that's me, is not mentioned. Please mention it! (Report)Reply

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  • (12/11/2017 8:21:00 AM)

    I am the big follower and lover of this poet (Report)Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (10/3/2013 11:28:00 AM)

    a beautiful write perhaps in the next life it will happen. enjoyed (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, September 24, 2012


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