Butterfly, butterfly

(Prajapati, prajapati)


Original: Kazi Nazrul Islam
Translation: Sajed Kamal

Butterfly! Butterfly!
where did you get such colorful wings, my friendó
bright red & blue, sparkling, with zigzag patterns?

 You drink honey from wild-flowersó
be my friend and give me some;
also, give me wings like yours
smeared with golden and silvery pollen.

I don't feel like going to school,
Butterfly, take me along with you!
You move while dancing with the windó
share with me that joy;

I don't like the dress I'm wearingó
give me one with designs like yours!