from Sanskrit and Other Languages
II. From Bengali
Songs of the Sea (Sagar Sangit)
Here there is light,– is it darkness on thy farther shore?
Thither my heart upon thy waters ferry o’er.
Something there rings from that far space;
I know not what its strains express,
Whether ’tis light that sings or darkness cries upon thy shore.
There will I go, my eyes shall see,
My soul shall hear unfalteringly
Anthems of light or strains of darkness on that farther shore.
The songs of this side all are known,
My heart has cherished every tone;
Of these I’ll weave remembered garlands on thy far-off shore.
Take me, O mighty sea, across thy long dividing roar.