Priyanka Trehan‘s translation of Amrita Pritam‘s poem: Light (Gurmukhi to English)

In this night of separation

Some light is coming through

And, Then the lantern of memories

Moved a bit higher 

One tragedy, one wound and

One affliction was with the heart 

The night got multiples of this sum belonging to stars 

From the gaze and sky 

The sun has walked away somewhere

But, in the moon its 

Fragrance is still coming

Blended with it 

a drop of your love

That is why life’s 

Entire bitterness I drank

Priyanka Trehan is sociologist by training and a high school teacher in Bangalore. She loves the dances of Dervish and verses of Sufi. She keeps looking for amazing moments.

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