Birth-Death

Author(s) : GUNA MORAN,
translation, issue-one

Took birth
Shared your happiness-sorrow
You laughed
I cried

Tomorrow I shall go
Won’t be sharing your grief and joy any more
You’d cry
I’d laugh
At my freedom

I occupied the womb
Made haste to look at the face of the Earth

Would lose the enthusiasm in a few days
Would make haste to depart from the Earth

Life remains hanging upside down like a bat
On the beaten track

Translated from Assamese – Bibekananda Choudhury

 

About the Author

Guna Moran is an Assamese poet and critic. His poems and literary pieces are published in national and international magazines, journals, webzines, newspapers and anthologies such as Tuck magazine, Merak, Spillword, Setu, Story Mirror, Glomag,Poem Hunter, The Sentinel, The Hills Times, Litinfinte, Best Poetry, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Creation times, Infinite sky, International Anthology of Poems on Autism , International Anthology on Water (Waco Fest Anthology 2019), International anthology on TIME, THE VASE : 12th  Guntur International Poetry Fest Anthology 2019, POETICA : The Inner Circle Writer’s Group Poetry Anthology 2019, Nocturne (poetry of the Night, An Anthology),Phantasmagoria Magazine. Apart from this, his poems have been translated into Italian and French, Bangla language also.

About the Translator

Bibekananda Choudhury, an electrical engineer by profession working with the State Government of Assam has completed his Masters from BITS-Pilani. He has also earned a diploma in French language from Gauhati University. He has got published works (both original and translated) in Assamese, Bengali & English in popular periodicals and newspapers. His translated poems have been published in ‘Indian Literature’, the bi-monthly journal of sahitya akademy. ‘Suryakatha’, the Bengali adaptation done by him of the is being taught in the undergraduate Courses of Banglore University and Post graduate Courses of Gauhati University. A collection of 101 folk tales from the foothillsof Patkai translated by him has also been taken up by publication by Gauhati University. He is presently the editor-in-chief of Dimorian Review a multidisciplinary web journal.