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A poem by Edmond Burke
Translation into DM and voice-clip by Ananda Rao Vasishta

Edmond Burke (1729-1797) was an Irish statesman as well as an author, orator, political theorist and philosopher. He is remembered for his support for the cause of the American Revolution and the impeachment of Warren Hastings from the East India Company.

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पाह्यलों केम्हा अर्सांत

दिसल॑ काय मी सांगू ?

कोण की मनुष विचित्र

नाही तो कंडिप मी.

दिसलत्या पक्षा मी

धक्टा आहों अण्खीन,

दांडग॑ आहे तोंड

मझ॑ पक्षा अर्सांत॑.

अर्सा कोठ॑, सगळीन

मला कळ्ळते अग्गीन,

तीस वर्षा पुढे

होतते सारख॑ तेवढीन ?

होत॑ कस॑ अर्सा तेम्हा,

बदलल॑ सगळीन अत्ता

करतात नाहीत तस॑

होय, ओपून सरांव॑ तुम्ही.

काताडाला आल॑ जरा,

झाल॑ जाड थोडक॑

निर्णय करलों स्पष्ट॑ 

योचना कराच नाही.

आंग दिसल॑ सावळ॑

तर, तुमच॑ नहो ते चूक

बदलून टाका समेच 

अर्सा तुम्च॑ तेवढच !

I look in the mirror
And what do I see
A strange looking person
That cannot be me.

For, I am much younger
And not nearly so fat
As that face in the mirror
I am looking at.

Oh, where are the mirrors
That I used to know
Like the ones which were
Made thirty years ago

Now all things have changed
And I'm sure you'll agree
Mirrors are not as good
As they used to be.

So never be concerned,
If wrinkles/ extra flab appear
For one thing I've learned
Which is very clear,

Should your complexion
Be less than perfection,
It is really the mirror
That needs correction.

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