Feb 3, 2013

Ah! Today in spring many a flower blooms

আহা, আজি এ বসন্তে এত ফুল ফুটে
aha aaji e boshonte ato phool phute

Ah! Today in spring many a flower blooms
Many a flute plays, many a bird sings
A tender flower, her heart
Withers away unattended

Why draw near? Smile for no reason?
The one who did come close
Wishes not to approach anymore

Joyful who are, in joy remain
Joyous spring, in joy may it end
A woebegone woman’s tears
May they not espy

In seeing, they see not
In knowing, they know not
They do not even look back

Take me with you, who will

আমারে কে নিবি ভাই
amare ke nibi bhai

Take me with you, who will
I wish to yield myself
If you can thaw my heart
Wean me from my work
Take me along with you

I see you march through this world of beauty
A colourful fair of forms and names
I lag behind straining at my own burden
I see you pass your days in cheer
A sigh escaping my heart

Tear down my door
Rip through my bonds
Plunder and pillage my all
Take me with you
Leaving behind my load
Like the flash flood
That wipes all out
And bears down to the sea

So many go to and fro
But who is it my own
Who calls out my name
If she comes just once
If smiling, she stands by me
If I can know her just then