17 June 2023

Some old Mohd. Rafi classics to start off the day

“হারানো দিন বুঝি আসিবে না ফিরে
মন কাঁদে কেন স্মৃতিরও তীরে?
তবু মাঝে মাঝে আশা জাগে কেন?
আমি ভুলিয়াছি, ভোলেনি সে যেন
গোমতীরও তীরে পাতার কুটিরে
আজও সে পথও চাহে সাঁঝে ”

Quickly translated (improvements welcome)

The lost days are not coming back
Tears well up as memories roll by
Yet, sometimes the hope surfaces
Maybe she has not forgotten me fully yet
In that small hut by Gomti, perhaps
She still awaits at the sunset

(Gomti is a river – a tributary of the Ganges – in India)

Posted June 17, 2023 by Rajib Roy in category "Music/Poetry

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