from Sanskrit and Other Languages
II. From Bengali
Songs of the Sea (Sagar Sangit)
Nay, nay, let be! O not today that sound
Before these multitudes, but what all can hear!
These robed for joy have come thy margin round;
Draw close their hearts to thine, give dance and cheer.
But when the midnight broods on thee again,
These happy laughters sunk upon thy swell,
The world shall close in song about us twain
And darkness shall stand there as sentinel.
Thou shalt sing out one chant, a different song
From me return; we shall together lie
In infinite gladness while ambrosial, long,
Thy thunders drown me in their harmony.
When thickest night shall hold again thy shore,
We two shall meet in song and join once more.