Tagore song: Aami shudhu roinu baaki, posted and translated by Ranu
আমিই শুধু রইনু বাকি ।
যা ছিল তা গেল চলে, রইল যা তা কেবল ফাঁকি ।।
আমার ব’লে ছিল যারা আর তো তারা দেয় না সাড়া-
কোথায় তারা, কোথায় তারা, কেঁদে কেঁদে কারে ডাকি ।।
বল্ দেখি মা, শুধাই তোরে- আমার কিছু রাখলি নে রে,
আমি কেবল আমায় নিয়ে কোন্ প্রাণেতে বেঁচে থাকি ।।
I am the only one left
What I had went away
What remains is deceit
Those who were mine
They no longer respond
Where are they, where are they
I weep and wonder
Whom shall I call
Tell me mother, I ask you–
You did not leave ,anything
That belonged to me
What kind of heart do I need
To live only by myself.
I was thinking about the lyrics of Tagore’s song. I thought he was probably thinking about his own life. His mother died soon after he was born, when he grew up and got married, he and his wife had four children all of them died at an early age. His wife also died early. Tagore was alone.
This may be the reason, he wrote the song: Aami shudhu roinu baaki– I am the only one left, what I had went away. Those who were mine, they no longer respond.