Friday, March 30, 2018

And yet

(931)  Manera viina kii katha kay

The mind's lyre, what does it convey;
What does the mind-lyre say today?
With each rhythmic beat, sweet and blissful,
With ambrosial jingle, it keeps me thrilled.

How much has it got touched by hand;
With such emotion, how much has it said?
At any time something like a shiver strikes,
With the rise and fall on that lyre.

In mind's looking glass, what I've perceived;
With psyche's fragrance, what I've received...
Past time and space, Who's that Transcendent Being;
With the lyre, He goes on calling.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

So be it

(930)  Tomar lagi mala gantha

For You is strung my málá;
On Your account I've made this álpaná.
Eagerly awaiting Thee I bide my time;
Around You whirl all thoughts of mine.

Flowers I've plucked and songs composed;
Your seat I've spread in my heart's core.
With mind's lamp I've adorned Your altar;
With Your name am I engrossed.

I'm Yours alone, but You belong to everyone;
Having known sustained neglect, my psyche, it gets gloomy.
My days go by expecting Thee;
With hopelessness and hope, Your web is wove.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Up and down

(929)  Mane eso mane baso

Please enter my mind, and be installed there;
Don't play games with my psyche.
Oh Lord, I'm in love with Thee,
Don't push me away, mid fearsome difficulty.

Within my eyes Your smile beams;
Your song glides along my memory.
With still greater love and affection,
Make me forget all my affliction.

Missing though You be, oh Lover mine;
You are the light on my dark night.
With further, all-consoling melodies,
New vocal modulation[1] wake in me.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Profit and loss

(928)  Tomar amar ei paricay

This acquaintance between us,
It's not just of a couple ages.
I might remain forgetful or not,
But it cannot be forgot.

On eastern sky with romantic attraction,
When You are pleased to arrive,
Your resplendent heartsong,
It is my life's delight.
With keen ears and intent eyes,
Thinking of Thee, anxiously I wait;
'Twixt You and me, absent-mind
Is our hearts' exchange.

When my psyche becomes overactive,
Pierced by proper and improper thoughts,
Tranquilly, my passionate heart,
It sings but of Your conquest.
Forgot is all anguish of loss;
All I've obtained is what remains.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

You're my everything

(927)  Eso dhiire dhiire, manasa kamala pare

Stepping slowly please arrive
Upon the lotus of my mind.
There have I made ready
Everything for Thee.

I've brought floral honey
And poured it in Your cup, my Darling.
The seed-vessels of my mind are filled
With nectar, moon-instilled.
Come to me momentarily;
My all revolves around Thee.

With celestial fragrance coated is
My heart, smeared with Your pollen.
More than the oceans and the rivers
Are my eyes filled with water.
Stay with me eternally;
My mind is full only of Thee.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Even if

(926)  Puspe tomar hasi

In the flowers is Your grin;
With what fragrance does it waft in?
Nigh lost is the time of flute's enchantment,
Sweet Fall nights, and much moonlight.

Even if You don't return or wish to stay,
Never give Your love, keeping far away.
Appear and speak in my dreams;
"I cherish you"... please say to me.

Your game with me is perennial,
A fete of liila in a web of maya.
In Your play, I cry, I laugh, I grieve;
With love my heart keeps overflowing.

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Monday, March 19, 2018


(925)  Ei na sona jhara prabhate

Oh my, with gold-dripping mornings
And late nights filled with light,
On Ajay's shore, girdled by dreams,
The days, they pass by...
My days, they pass by.

From beneath the hills of Chakai,
Having descended, ever dancing,
With tunes of the sulphide Kunur River,
Ajay races toward a place in the east.

The reddish soil of Birbhum district
And the green grass of Bardhaman,
With loving heart the Ajay touches,
Streaming toward its destination.

The footdust of great poets
Sanctifies the Ajay's body,
Which fills Nagesars with sweet scent
And all sweet girls with beauty.

Oh River, I do love you...
You're my lamp of hope.
Your radiant splendor issues
Upon sands of gold.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

When you're ready

(924)  Ganeri sroter tane

Borne on a stream of songs alone,
I've set afloat the golden boat.
Those of you who'd go with Me,
Come forward now, come speedily.

This boat stops not at every quay;
You who proceed, please do take heed.
Those who seek refuge with one-pointed mind,
Them only I invite full-throatedly.

Oarsman and helmsman, both am I;
I also haul boat-anchor lines.
To plumb the fathoms only I know well...
Will you not take a look, give it a try?

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Life changing

(923)  Esechile alor srote

You'd arrived on a light-stream,
To be my fountainhead of bliss,
To fill my every pore with amity,
To clear away the gloomy mist.

On a dark-moon night pitch-black,
With Your selfless and Your silent hand,
You held aloft the lamp of faith,[1]
That I might walk, a smile on my face.

I can't ignore all of these recollections,
With heart's lyre this hymn is sung.
Your love is unitary and collective,
New tunes ever to make heard.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Let's get to work

(922)  Atal sindhur mani tumi

You're the jewel of bottomless sea,
The light of pitch-dark night.
We don't know or even recognize Thee,
And yet You still give love.

In the mind a flood of hope You bring
To those with heart broke by despair.
Piercing our lives both night and day,
For our satisfaction You lavish heaps of nectar.

In Your divine presence we do lack for nothing;
A speck of mercy is already with us.
What You've given, You have given in abundance;
Our work having been decreed, come on let's go.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The sea of shapes

(921)  Amar ghare tumi ele, ei abelay path bhule

Into my shrine You came;
At this ill time, have You forgot the way?
In maya's web with gold wires am I snared;
You dyed my life in some strange game.

Today, heaven's song overflows sweetly;
Into finite ears that ambrosia's pouring.
With limitless into limited, so You are proclaimed;
Why are You disseminated in such way?

Today, a tuneful fragrance flies on a nameless airplane;
With the rush of unknown ages, it continues to exhilarate.
That same acquaintance, that same hearts' exchange,
It just takes place on the bank of the sea of shapes.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018


(920)  Jhara pata kande vane

In the forest weeps a fallen leaf,
And pain arises in the psyche.
Of bygone days the reveries,
They come up stealthily.

Being ignored is not forgotten;
This fact is known to everyone.
The tune which has gone unsung
Is undying in the minds of all.

The honey that was once in mind,
The darling who came into lives,
The moon that earlier had smiled,
Lingers on inside of memory.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018


(919)  Tomar name gane hayechi tanmay

I've grown attentive to Your name and song;
Heeding no restriction,
On Your path I move along.

With colored powder the hue of crimson,
Inside my psyche You have held position.
That powder, it has suffused me
With unfamiliar melodies.

My roaming eyes had become static,
Whelmed by Your motley forms.
And so my mind, lost and directionless,
It strayed off the right course.
Today, drawn by the tide of love's lyrics,
My puny ship is piloted.

With the light it drops, full of nectar,
Heart-enticing is the moon at midnight.

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Monday, March 12, 2018


(918)  Arupa prabhu ruperi liilay

Formless Lord, only in Your form-play
You let Yourself be embraced.
Within the mind in beguiling attire,
Full-blown You did arise.

With light-and-shade Your game continues;
Out and in, there is a host of diverse hues.
But at this grand color-fest You stand apart...
In these late hours of morn, why withdraw;
Enter my home; its door I've left ajar.

On Your path painted in rainbow colors,
In Your rapid car packed with rays of the sun,
To lag behind or to sit back and weep...
Even to move slowly, there's no opportunity.
Oh honey-soaked World-Cognizance,
You came into my life with form's splendor.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

My Everything

(917)  Tomare besechi je bhalo

I have cherished You so much;
Can I forget You any longer?
All my hope and all my love
Are adrift in memory of Thee.

No flower exists in my garden;
Everything is Your embodiment.
All the honey in the blossoms
My Dear Friend, it orbits Thee.

All that I perceive in my heartsky,
In want of You, no moon have I.
However bright the moonlight,
It pleases only on seeing Thee.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018


(916)  Ami caridike cai bare bare

Time after time to every side I gaze;
Where art Thou, how far away?
Over the buds of blooming blue loti,
Round and round the honeybee, it flies.

With the sound that southern winds bring
When touching on the tender sapling,
With the blaze of light like gold molten,
When brightness rises in the heavens,
Your heart-filling sweetness do I crave
A hundred times, Lord, in a hundred ways.

Through many an age I've gone on yearning,
With the lamp of hope, patience enduring.
You are age-old and contemporary;
For an instant, please have mercy on me.

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Lord of Song

(915)  Kajal kalo andhar rate

On a pitch-dark and gloomy night,
In the form of song, You arrived.
Studded with stars was the sky;
Framed in dots was Your sweet smile.

That song I did hold it dear;
I floated only on its stream.
Heaven and hell intoxicating,
Thee I got, my Lord of Psyche.

Inside that song there was life;
In that song, earth I held tight.
With rhythmic and melodic delight,
Oh Cosmic Lord, You made all bright.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Running on empty

(914)  Mor manera madhurii ujar kariya

Exhausting all my mental sweetness,
On account of Thee, that I've expended.
What was healthy, to You I've given;
The unhealthy, I've borne on my own head.

Come but once, just smiling sweetly,
Touching the charming flute to lower lip...
Through Your mercy, my life's essence
Has been submerged in boundless majesty
And filled with love, Lord, filled with love.

I cannot understand, and no one knows
Why Your tune rings out inside my heart...
And why mind only runs behind Your ideation,
All of its yearning in my tears streaming
With nectar's essence, Lord, with purest nectar.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018


(913)  Diva nishi mor ankhi jhare

Day and night my eyes shed tears,
Only due to You, Lord, on account of Thee.
I don't love You, but still so much You love me;
How it happens, Lord, it's a mystery.

Suffused with morning's crimson hue
Are my psychic piles of gloom.
In summer's scorching heat, the salve that's smeared,
Like cooling sandalpaste is Your blessing on me.
Only alongside You do I survive;
And so toward You I gaze time after time.

When with dark clouds the days are dancing
And a chilling thrill my heartbeat receives,
In that same state Your rousing voice I hear;
Resounding inside, my heart rises replete.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Love's colors

(912)  Malayanile tumi esechile

In a vernal breeze You had arrived;
You had come with bundle of charming styles.
On mango blossoms You had smiled;
With shades of guelder-rose You gave reply.

Frozen was the world in wintry stream;
Heat You had brought into its every body.
Into delicate buds decked with tender leaves,
Unbidden, You'd infused ambrosia heavenly.

In gold-magnolia forests and in bauhinia gardens,
In sweet honey of bees and in the fragrant winds,
In the nectar of psyches wed to throbbing heart-heavens,
With love's hues You imbued a transcendental cadence.

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Monday, March 5, 2018


(911)  Amar grame jaiyo re bandhu

Dear friend, please go to my village,
Across Subarnarekha,[1]
On far bank, oh my companion,
Across Subarnarekha.
Once the sand-dune path is passed,
Comes the seashore.

Over there when sun does rise,
Ocean and sky in colors bloom;
Within the mind those hues induce
Unlimited delight.

In the forest, cashew nuts
And mottled birds, forever they but dance;
While seagulls, to some distant land,
They make the journey cross.

In a far-flung song exists an unmoored ship,
Its helmsman chasing the current;
Toward the ocean that ship races,
Free from apprehension.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Get out, go somewhere

(910)  Sei manda madhur vate

On the sweet and gentle breeze
Of one crimson-colored morning,
Such a melody came floating in!
With kohl traced in molten gold
And with anklets jingling, oh what magic was there.

Sloth-destroying vigor raced in many directions;
Rhythmic songs were infused with cosmic ideation.
Upon Earth's dust rained down ambrosia from heaven;
The summons from afar had been given.

Letting down their barriers, the fair housewives,
With dainty religious apparatus, they were mystified.
Alone in the forest, a tattler chirping sweetly,
With Your name and song she was replete.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Broken promises

(909)  Svapne chilo kache

In a dream He was near.
He left saying He'd reappear,
But my Sweetheart did not come again.
In a dream He was near.
He is such a distant friend.
He simply took my everything;
And in return He gave me nothing.

In my mental bud, as much sweetness as was there,
With Him He did take it all, leaving me empty.
Hope's lamp He lit while going...
Was it His duplicity?

Even today, recalling this, my heart arises, musing:
Does He truly love me, near to me is He coming?
I will not cherish Him nor will I talk of Him;
But to keep forgetting Him, that I cannot do.
In a dream He was near;
He left saying He'd reappear,
But my Shining One, He came no more.

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Friday, March 2, 2018

The sorrows I've seen

(908)  Prati pale tomay deke

Calling You all the time,
So my days went by;
Your reply did not arrive.

My flower's blossom was futile;
All love's nectar, it went dry.
My heart's fragrance dissipated;
The Honeybee, He never came.

The northern wind, blasting over,
In my life, it wakes a shiver.
After it, the mild southern wind,
Why did it never appear?

My night's waiting for moonlight,
It was to always abide.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Travel allowance

(907)  Ami tomakei jani

Lord, You do I know;
I know You alone.
With You was I, with You am I,
Surely, with You I will abide;
That I believe, oh, that is my creed.

I race about under the sway of many illusions...
In maya's river-spate, who knows in what direction;
Nonetheless, in a corner of the mind, secretly,
Only Your song I go on singing.

Since dawn's debut, from that auspicious moment,
I've been plunged into a stream of dreams;
Nonetheless, I've rowed my boat with steady hand,
Keeping in mind Your ideology,
My travel allowance.

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