Mar 19, 2012

Why did the little bird leave

বনে যদি ফুটল কুসুম   
Bone jodi phutlo kushum (audio: Kanika Bandyopadhyay)

Why did the little bird leave
Even as the arbors flower in ecstasy?
Did she find herself a shelter
In the faraway, invisible sky?

When the breeze thrills to effulgence
Boughs billow and dance,
When melodies melt with sweetness,
Why is she the only cast-alone?

What exotic urge drew her far
To seek out lush, unseen shores
With such enthralling sadness?

While spring calls out to her, nearby,
This stunning night transforms 
Into a night of ache and longing.
Why does she, then, elude herself?

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