Nocturnal Poem Poem by Gayatri Phukan

Nocturnal Poem

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NOCTURNAL POEM
How ominous the night is
One cannot sleep
As one shuts the eyes
The smooth bedstead
Appears sizzling hot
Today the cloud is raining down
on the tin roof
One cannot touch
The siuli of the heart
falls down on touching
The heart-rending voice
of the Indian nightingale
at midnight
digs the heart
O nightingale
What a voiceless voice you do have
The heart pains
Hearing your voice

Orginal Assamese poem.written by Gayatri phukan
Translated by Mr.Bibekananda choudhury

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: human condition
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Khairul Ahsan 14 October 2020

'The siuli of the heart' - what is the meaning of the word 'siuli' as it appears in this line?

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Gayatri Phukan 17 October 2020

Siuli is a kind of lovely autumn flower with five white petals and a red stem. It is also called night jasmine

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