Prothom Diner Shurjo or (the sun on the first day) from Tagore’s last collection of poems, called Shesh Lekha (The Last Writings), was written in 1941.
THE SUN ON THE FIRST DAY The sun that rose On the first day asked Newly-fledged consciousness — Who are you? There was no answer. Many eons passed. The setting sun in the Silence of the dusk, asked The Western shore the last question — Who are you? There was no answer.
This poem has been translated by Mitali Chakravarty with editorial input from Sohana Manzoor & Anasuya Bhar
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