Writing 101,Day 7: Beloved

Today’s assignment: Beloved

I have translated the following song which helps to understand, how one feels when one is separated from his/her beloved.

I think of my beloved a lot,

In the dark days of my sorrow,

I light up and extinguish my

Love’s lamp, hoping to feel better tomorrow.

It does not work

For every step I hear,

Awakens the memory of my dear,

The roads cannot help but laugh

That my heart still beats for my beloved.

Often I am misled into thinking

He is coming towards me smiling

But it is only my imagination.

My memory of him has not faded ,

There is a burning in my heart

The tears  flow without stopping,

Who knows what others think.

That I have not forgotten him

But my cries suddenly turn into laughter,

When I see him smiling in my thoughts.

The separation from him

Feels  as if there is no life in me

The lamp  continues to burn

There is no brightness.

I try  very hard,

But I am unable to appease my heart,

I  play various  tunes and  sing a variety of  songs,

It is  not enough  to console my heart!


I felt I could not write a better poem than this song. Pardon me for taking this route, I feel I have made some contribution by translating a song which is in a language other than my own.

Thank you all. 🙂


15 thoughts on “Writing 101,Day 7: Beloved

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you so much for this translation.

    “The separation from him

    Feels as if there is no life in me”

    So very nice.

    All good wishes,


    • Dear Vijaya,
      I apologize for forgetting to thank you for this wonderful prompt.
      Thank you for your comment, I’m pleased to know what you thought of it.
      I come from a Bengali background, I could not resist the temptation
      to translate an Urdu song. The lyrics are so awesome and the singer is the best. 🙂

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