Sutapa Chaudhuri


The Finale


My words are ended.
The Noté plant is severed.
"How art thou severed, O Noté? "
"Why didst the cow eat? "
"Why dost thou eat, O Cow? "
"Why didst the shepherd not graze me? "
"Why dost thou not graze, O Shepherd? "
"Why didst the wife not serve rice? "
"Why dost thou not serve rice, O Wife? "
"Why didst the banana plant not shed a platter? "
"Why dost thou not shed a platter, O Banana plant? "
"Why didst the rain not water? "
"Why dost thou not water, O Rain? "
"Why didst the frog not croak? "
"Why dost thou not croak, O Frog? "
"Why didst the snake gobble? "
"Why dost thou gobble, O Snake? "
"Shan't I gobble up my tangy tasty treasure! ! ! ?
Shan't I slither to my snory snorty slumber! ! ! ? "

*This poem is a free translation of a famous Bengali folk poem ‘Phuralo'

Submitted: Saturday, September 22, 2012
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