Sunday, January 17, 2016

Mystic love

(425)  Tomar e ki bhalabasar riiti

What is this style of love that's Yours?
Avidly awaiting Thee, so many days have passed;
So many sleepless nights elapsed!

Into my dew-drenched subconscious mind
Seeps the scent of an unfamiliar flower.[1]
With the rosy lure of sunset,
From negligence, it falls aside.
All love-tinged expectation
Succumbs to the frenzy of illusion.

Callous Lord, what is this maya of Yours?
With a strand of flowers, myself You bound.
Even wanting to forget, I cannot neglect;
In hope of Your footstep, I keep ear to ground.

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1 comment:

  1. This song, apparently based on Rabindranath Tagore's novel, Shesher Kabita (The Last Poem), seems to ennoble the central character, whereas Tagore's book largely failed in that respect (perhaps intentionally).