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At the sprouting new leaf

flashes an inviting smile with love

a falling ripened leaf


To lighten the heart

a drop of tear separates

from fertile eye-mother

and flows on cheek desert.


To slake the thirst of earth

condescend from high-skies

the pearls of rain.


But man, oh man!

For his own pleasures

erases every other man’s

sweetest smiles.


Original Telugu:Perugu Ramakrishna,India

Translation:Sathyanarayana MVS,India