Both poems are translated from the Assamese by Bibekananda Choudhury


“The Third Day”

She is sitting to partake a meal

Pushing aside pangs of sorrow

No one dies of sorrow

Hunger remains

Till one is alive

Death gets dwarfed by hunger



Life would depart

Leaving the body lying on earth

Someone would cry

Someone would laugh

I would keep watching everything

I won’t die

At the death of my body

I stay alive

For long


Guna Moran is an Assamese poet and critic. He lives in Assam. His poems are being published in various magazines, newspapers, journals including The Sentinel, The Hills Times, Best Poetry, Tuck Magazine and translated into English, Italian and French.

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