English Translations of Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia by Jaikishan Das Sadani 

Jaikishan Das Sadani (Translator)
Translations from Rajasthani.
Who has seen
The answer
To this question
Is the pond here
That hasn’t seen
The sea.
The Informer

I agree

That you have expert inside knowledge
Of the intricacies of this forest:
The lion’s den
The python’s cavern
The sweet water pond
The mango and jamun trees
All lie on your feet.
But don’t you exhibit
Your knowledge
Running all around.
A new wayfarer
would go astray
Seeing the tracks
In all directions.
You should,
By treading repeatedly on it,
Widen the path
That leads
Out of the dense Forest.
From the book, Nirgranth by Kanhaiyalal Sethia. Published with permission from the Estate of Kanhaiyalal Sethia.

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