Harbhajan Singh

(18 August 1920 – 21 October 2002 / Lumding, Assam / India)

Tumbler Of Glass - Poem by Harbhajan Singh

Take it my daughter
this tumbler of glass
fill it with the flame from the hearth
close to your being
in a tight clasp
Keep my daughter
this tumbler of glass

Even if its glow, tenderly
seeps out
let no one ever know what it was
the glass must'nt crack
your gait mustn't flag
filled to the brim
don't let it overflow
don't let your thirst
spill across

Take it my daughter
this tumbler of glass


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[English Translation by Dr. Madan Gopal Singh]

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 24, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, September 24, 2012


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