Napowrimo ‘All About Translation’ post by Ranu

I told Tagore,’I translated your poem  it doesn’t make sense’.

The English words are hard to find.

So   I left it as a draft you know .

Along came my daughter Selina,

I let her read the translation,

She looked at me with a question mark,

I don’t know Mom,this much I can say,

You cannot translate all his poems.

But remember this much I will say,

Can you translate, ‘A stitch in time saves nine’ in Bengali?

I got my answer  I think,

and left the translation  as a “DRAFT”!