Tagore Song, posted and translated by Ranu
I am the only one alive.
What I had, I lost.
I’m left with loneliness.
Those who I thought were mine,
no longer respond.
I weep and ask myself
where are they, I get no response.
O mother please tell me,
whom shall I call?
I ask you mother-
Why did you take away
everything from me.
How hard-hearted do you think
I am to be able to to live by myself!
Thank you for sharing this translation of these wonderful verses of Tagore!
All good wishes,
Thank you so much for your comment. Tagore had four children, they died at a very young age. His wife also died when she was very young. I feel the song I translated was written after he lost his children and wife.
A very sad song. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much. This is the song Tagore wrote after all his children and wife died. One of the lines, ‘I call them but get no response.’