Tagore song: keno jamini na jete jagalena posted and translated by Ranu

Why did you not awaken me?

Before the night ended.

My shame incapacitates my legs

To walk on this path.

Sick at heart the flower is

Clinging to life while withering.

Why did you not awaken me?

Before the night ended.

The lamp is relieved, it’s job

Is done as it is extinguished

By the dawn’s breeze.

The moonlight prays for shelter

At the corner of the sky.

The bird announces daybreak

The bride walks gingerly

With her pail to fetch water.

I anxiously cover my hair

While I wonder how will I

Walk in such a state in the

Middle of this path.

Why did you not awaken me?

Before the night ended!

 

 

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/tagore-song-ke…jete-jagalaena/

 

2 thoughts on “Tagore song: keno jamini na jete jagalena posted and translated by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this translated Tagore.

    “Why did you not awaken me?

    Before the night ended!”

    I like this a lot.

    All good wishes,

    robert

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