Raanaar (The Runner) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vApt4jMGec
Sukanta Bhattacharya (Translated by Monish R. Chatterjee)
[Preamble: (narrated by Hemanta Mukhopadhyay)- The Runner, he is the village mail carrier. Night after night, he carries upon his back sacksful of messages and mail from people near and far, and delivers them door to door. But- who cares ever for the message of his life?]
The Runner runs, hence you hear the tinkling
Of bells in the night. The Runner runs gripping
A sack of mail in his hand- he runs, he runs-
He runs in the dark of the night over roads and alleys
He runs like nothing can ever stop him.
From horizon to horizon he runs- for he has taken up
The task of bringing to one and all the freshest news.
The Runner carries upon his shoulders
The burden of the known and the unknown; he carries
With him a shipload of letters and news stories.
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