from Sanskrit and Other Languages
II. From Bengali
Songs of the Sea (Sagar Sangit)
None is awake in all the world but I;
While the sun hesitated, I upstood
And met thee in a grandiose secrecy
To lave my soul in thy majestic flood.
Be outward songs the outward nature’s part!
These are for all and all their tones may hear.
There is a strain that fills the secret heart:
Reveal that music to my listening ear.
Therefore, O sea, O friend, I came alone,
That I might hear that rapture or that moan.