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. 🙂