Oct 31, 2009

A firmament of sun and stars

আকাশ ভরা সূর্য তারা 
akash bhora shurjo tara (audio)

A firmament of sun and stars, 
a planet filled with life
In the midst of it all have I, 

my own place, found have I
In awe-struck wonder therefore, surges up my song


That eternal beat of time, 

to which sways world, in ebb and tide
In my pulse felt it have I, 

that tug in the flow of my veins
In awe-struck marvel therefore, surges up my song


Walked in the woods have I, 

green grass beneath my feet
Thrilled by fragrant flowers, 

my heart dancing in delight
Gifts of happiness strewn around

In awe-struck gladness therefore, surges up my song


Ears hoping to hear, eyes yearning to glimpse,

My whole life have I poured onto this earth

Seeking the unknown in the known

In awe-struck revelation therefore, surges up my song
 

(Another version by Lakshmi Iyer)

The sky is full of sun and stars
The world is full of vibrant life
I have found my place amongst them
And that is why my song fills the world.
 
The earth rocks in the ebb and flow of endless time
I feel the same rhythm in my veins
And that is why my song fills the world.
 
I walk in the garden on soft grass
A fragrant tune arises in my mind
The gifts of happiness are all around me
And that is why my song fills the world.
 
I listen, I look in wonder
My life becomes one with the earth’s heart
I find the unknown among the familiar
And that is why my song fills the world.

(Another version by Pritha)

The Earth abounds with life
Amidst all these wonders
I too have my presence and space
In awe and wonder, thus,
my song arouses

In the turbulence of everlasting time
The world sways amidst
high tide and low
I have felt the same force dance
in the blood that flows in my veins
In awe and wonder, thus,
my song arouses

My feet have caressed the grass
as I walked in the woods
The fragrance of flowers
often startling, and filling my heart with joy
Everywhere I looked, I saw
gifts of happiness!
In awe and wonder, thus,
my song arouses

I have listened intently
I have looked deeply
I have poured out my heart
upon Mother Earth's breast
I know now the unknown
amidst all that is known
In awe and wonder, thus,
my song arouses


another version meant for English rendition of the song, by Anandamayee

In  this galaxy 

with suns and stars array
abounding life 
in the middle of it all
I live and breath and thrive
wonder washes over me
rouses my melody.

From infinity in jubilation
with tides and ebbs
the earth dances on
my heart leaps with happiness
to that rhythm
wonder washes over me
rouses my melody

Footsteps on the green grass
I walk through the path
flowers breathe of sweetness
touching my heart
treasures of joy, everywhere
wonder washes over me
rouses my melody

I've lent my ears
I've opened my eyes
witnessed the earth
given her my heart
magic in the perceptible world
have I sought
surprise washes over me
rouses my melody







1 comment:

  1. Debabrata Biswas' rendition used in Komal Gandhar,

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTnIBNnqOHgfeature=related

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