from Sanskrit and Other Languages
II. From Bengali
Dilip Kumar Roy
At the mobile passion of thy tread the cold snows faint and fail,
Hued by the magic touches – shimmering glow the horizons pale.
The heavens thrill with thy appeal, earth’s grey moods break and die,
In nectarous sound thou lav’st men’s hearts with thy voice of eternity.
All that was bowed and rapt lifting clasped hands out of pain and night,
How hast thou filled with murmuring ecstasy make proud and bright!
Thou hast chosen the grateful earth for thy own in her hour of anguish and strife,
Surprised by thy rapid feet of joy, O Beloved of the Master of Life!