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A Problem of Translation


Sometimes I think every tear tells the story,
A part of speech otherwise missing and mute.
Without it the story’s mysterious,
A clew of truth unraveled and knotted.

Granted we face a problem of translation.
We hardly know what to call this part of speech
Which sounds of sobs and leaves so little trace,
But that is our shame, not his who is weeping.

 
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