LAST MEET

Original in Assamese: Pratim Baruah
Translation: Bibekananda Choudhury


I met you for the last time
On a drizzly evening
That was the last meet!
But relation is like energy
It sometimes gets transformed
From one form to another
It never ends   
Or
Gets destroyed


About the author: The Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2017 is stated to be dominated by the regional lanauge poets with 16 books of poetry along with 5 short stories, 2 biographies and one essay that won the award. Shri Pratim Baruah from Bongaigon, Assam has been conferred with the award for his Assamese poetry collection titled as ‘Xodhahe Nohol Tok o Bokul’.


About the translator-author: Bibekananda Choudhury, an electrical engineer by profession, has completed his MS from BITSPilani in Systems and Information. He has also earned a diploma in French language from Gauhati University. He has got published works (both original and translated) in Assamese, Bengali & English in popular periodicals and newspapers. His translated poems has been published in 'Indian Literature', ‘Poets International’, Poetry International’, Rupsi Bangla, etc. 'Suryakatha', the Bengali adaptation done by him of the Assamese novelette in verse in the same title by Prayag Saikia was well accepted. His English translated publications include – one short story collection and four poetry collections and one Information Book on Kaziranga, apart from few others in manuscript form. He hails from Bongaigaon and presently stays at Guwahati.

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