Nazrulgeeti sung by Firoza Begum Post and translation by Ranu

You said you will come for pilgrimage with me.

You did not come,alas you did not come,

my hope drowned in

the ocean water.

If I go away,

I will always remember your words,

just to hear those words,

I may come back.

Only hope will not be enough,

I will wait in expectation,

in my hour of loneliness,

I will play the flute in memory of you.

Behold it’s my time to leave,

tell me your words will not be untrue.

At some auspicious moment,

in the twinkling of an eye,

our voice will interlock!

An Auspicious Union by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for li...

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for literature. It is the first Nobel prize won by Asia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An Auspicious Union __ Rabindranath Tagore

In my mind she is my closest relative

I have only known her for a short while.

I do not know much about her

we know very little of each other

alas! there is so much we don’t know.

One day one of us will leave this worldly existence

never to return to face one another,

how can we find each other in this vast universe!

Therefore in this auspicious union ,my dearest,

why do I see  you so beautiful!

Why in this short moment ,o my beloved ,

did I not recognize you as someone I knew my whole life.