Mar 29, 2013

Uplift me from death with a song


Tomar kachhe e bor magi 
তোমার কাছে এ বর মাগি (audio: Debabrata Biswas)

Uplift me from death with a song
Let the tunes nurse me back to life
Like mother's milk

In a universe of inaudible music
Where boughs and grass are harmony  
Spiraling, soaring from the heart of Earth
Where sunshine is a gleeful missive
From the sky, trilling of happiness
Where all creation mirthfully sing
In and about my heart.

Mar 11, 2013

What will hold, what has to sway?


রইল বলে রাখলে কারে, হুকুম তোমার ফলবে কবে
Rolio bole rakhle kare (audio, Dohar)

What will hold, what has to sway
Since you command just that way?
Your tug will dwindle in the end
What stays on, was meant to stay.

Your law, your wish is final call
You flex your muscles and death befalls
The Heart which senses every pain
Knows when to stop that rolling ball

You have the wealth, you have the ties
You have the means and device
To make the world turn and dance
But that won't happen one fine day
One fine day, as you wake
What never happened will happen away.