May 2, 2017

When my heart is parched and dry

জীবন যখন শুকায়ে যায়
Jibono jokhono shukaye jay (a rendition in Bangla by Suchitra Mitra)

When my heart is parched and dry
Bring your grace to my life
Sweetness gone from my world
Come to me, sing a song

Missions call relentlessly
Like an endless raving sea
Come to me, o lord, o love
Gentle in your serenity

In my absence from my world
Cornered like a tragic soul
Meet my shyness, push my wall
With your true majesty

Lust and cinder fill my heart
driving me, blinding me
Burn my dark with ruthless light
Wakeful in your sagacity

translation - 26 April 2017