(This is a translation of Odiya poem – APARICHITA originally written by Ms. Sushama Pal)
I do not remember
when and where I met that unknown person.
I knew him for ages and lifetimes.
I could not restrain myself
As tears rushed forth from my eyes.
The tears not of grief
But of my deepest gratitude.
Or else, how could I offer
The bouquet of my love and devotion.
I was on a downward spiral
in my journey of life-
filled with pain and despair,
when I came across him.
Then started the journey upward,
the journey of hope
As he ignited my desire to live.
Now I float on a
beautiful river of hope.
I have sought and found
contentment in life.
Through the shades
of the greenery of life,
Every moment of this life, so valuable
is filled with a beautiful fragrance.
I lose my identity in that fragrance,
and feel blessed.
And I feel blessed.