Introduction by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

Australian Cashmere Goat

Australian Cashmere Goat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

‘Introduction’

One day I saw the naked boy

sitting on the dusty ground and collecting mud from the riverside,

elder sister was scrubbing and washing the dishes from side to side.

Close by the baby goat was slowly grazing by the same riverside.

suddenly it came closer ,and at intervals

stared at the little boy and made a weird sound.

Taken aback,he trembled and then cried out in panic,

the elder sister left the dishes and ran to him.

In one armpit she carried the boy, and on the other the baby goat,

she shared her affection equally among the two.

animal baby, infant boy, the elder sister in the middle

joined the two in the bond of introduction.