Oh me!

We are so small between the stars & so large against the sky. and lost in subway croud, I try to catch your eye …..

Joy and sorrow


Mr. Govind Mathur is one of the finest poets of contemporary Hindi literature. Here’s the last paragraph of a poem, accompanied by my attempt at translation.  Taken from Author’s website at http://govind-mathur.blogspot.com/ . Copyright reserved by Govind Mathur.

दुःख व्यापक और
वर्गहीन है
दूसरों के दुःख से
हम दुखी हो सकते है
दूसरों के सुख से ‘
हम सुखी नहीं होते

[ रविवारीय ‘ जनसत्ता ‘ दिनांक १२  अक्टूम्बर ‘ २०१४ में  प्रकाशित  ]

My translation follows:

Sorrow transcends geographies

and social classes.

We might turn unhappy,

when we see others sad

However the joy of others

Doesnt lift our spirits..

( Boston, 05/20/2015)

posted under Emotion, English, futility, poem
One Comment to

“Joy and sorrow”

  1. On June 4th, 2016 at 12:59 pm Govind Mathur Says:

    कविता के अनुवाद के लिये धन्यवाद.

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