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On the Nature of Love

On the Nature of Love :I see that instant I fall in love with by Rabinder Nath Tagore, Translated from Bengali by Ketaki Kushari Dyson From Chaitali ( १८९६) The night is black and the forest has no end; a million people thread it in a million ways. We have trysts to keep in the darkness, but where or with whom- of that we are unaware. But we have this faith- that a lifetime's blisswill appear any minute, with a smile upon its lips. Scents, touches, sounds, snatches of songs brush us, pass us, give us delightful shocks. Then peradventure there's a flash of lightning: whomever I see that instant I fall in love with. I call that person and cry: 'This life is blest! For your sake such miles have I traversed!' All those others who come close and moved off in the darkness - I dont know if they exist or not. From Chaitali (1896), the Web: