In the Stillness of a Word by Amrita Bharati

are so alike –
his earth
my sky
I wanted
to follow him
wherever he went

But our paths
were so different –
he was on one
I on the other
with a line between us –
and mine

were one
in our soul
he walked
on the low peaks of the earth
And I
in the high chasms
of the sky

these two paths
will turn
one day
in my poetry
so we may walk together
in the stillness of a word

Note: Translated into English by Lucy Rosenstein and The Poetry Translation Workshop. Following is the original poem in Hindi. 




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