Only for poetry is this life …

সুনীল গঙ্গোপাধ্যায়ের “শুধু কবিতার জন্য” কবিতা

My loose translation

Sunil Gangopadhyay (translation: mine)

“Only for poetry is this life, only for poetry
Are the games, only for poetry lonely on a frozen night
Walk across the world, only for poetry
Unblinking beautiful face flashes in momentary peace;
Only for poetry you are woman, only
For poetry are all the bloodshed, riverfalls in cloud
Only for poetry, desire to live long.
That, sorrowful existence, humanlike, only for poetry
I have rejected immortality”.

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