Nazrul Song , singer Firoza post and translation by Ranu

Your tear- filled eyes,

your sari teeming with flowers.

Should I take  flowers or the tears?

I am distracted with anxiety.

Your tear-filled eyes,

your sari teeming with flowers.

If I take  flowers from your hand,

water will disappear from your eyelids.

If I take  tears, love will not blossom.

Your tear-filled eyes,

your sari  teeming with flowers.

When you string the garland,

I long to have it.

When I see your tears for me,

I like it even more.

To avoid losing you ,

I keep myself far away from you.

I leave after helping the bud blossom,

I the restless nightingale.

Your tear-filled eyes,

your sari teeming with flowers.

Should I take flowers or tears?

I am distracted with anxiety.

Your tear-filled eyes,

your sari teeming with flowers!

9 thoughts on “Nazrul Song , singer Firoza post and translation by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this.

    The music is lovely. The translated words are also lovely. I like the tension that is present, reflected in: “Should I take flowers or the tears?”

    All good wishes,

    robert

  2. wanted to make comment after listing to the song which could not as youtube was not working, the lyrics are great, SHOULD I TAKE FLOWERS OR TEARS.

    He wants to take flowers because don’t want to lose love, but when eyes are filled with tears for him he love that sight and finds flowers and tears synonymous both as a gift.

    Wonderful translation of a very moving song.

    • Were you able to listen to the song?Thank you for your comment,Akhtar Bhai.Yes it is a song with a lot of depth.
      If I take the flowers from your hand,the tears will dry,he says. I wanted to post another song of Nazrul Islam,but I ran into trouble.
      In the pictures they show on youtube is of Hasina,the prime minister’s face is on all the photographs.I didn’t understand why she was trying
      to steal the limelight.
      Regards,
      Chaman

  3. Unfortunately I couldn’t listen to the song as the proxy site through which I was accessing youtube was not responding. Since youtube is banned in Pakistan and we are facing this difficulty of accessing it occasionally, proxy site still not responding.

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