Peeaari Lady-love By Tagore translated by Ranu

With a lamp came the princess

in the courtyard , name is Lady-love.

River Yamuna - View from Tajmahal

River Yamuna – View from Tajmahal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I ask  ,why are you here?

Quietly says she, I want nothing.

Recognize me well is all I want,

Fill your mind with this light.

I visit your courtyard back and forth,

the flowers get breeze because of me.

When Jasmine blossoms in the woods,

I announce their  arrival in my loose piece of cloth.

The flowers blossoming every where,

I delight them by giving my touch.

The morning star  visible in dawn,

I accurately show her what to see.

When my jingling anklet is heard

the blades of  grass  shiver excitedly.

Beds of flower decorated in your garden,

all whisper  to each  other, lady-love is here.

The sun gives its lustre to the morning clouds,

The woods are awake on the coming of Lady-love .

The night of full moon brings the swinging Spring,

‘Lady-love,Lady-love’ they noisily sing.

Breeze of the mango blossoms excite the villagers ,

they are playing the flutes in Lady-love’s name.

The fall fills the Jumna with water,

‘Lady-love  Lady-love’  they sing all along the shore.’

Song of the road by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

‘Song Of The Road’

You are a traveller, you are the friend of travellers,

travelling shows them the path that leads to you.

On the journey when the traveller sings a happy song

he sings your song in his voice.

He does not want to look behind,

does not row the  boat from shore to shore__

the storm beckons him to the boundless sea

his heart feels your breeze.

only by travelling he can find you.

Traveller ,you are the friend of travellers,

one who loves you  will row your boat.

When he opens the door to look in the front

he is looking only to find you.

He doesn’t think of obstacles or disaster,

he does not hope to gain anything,

his mind is anxious to leave__

because he wants to go to you.

only by travelling he can find you.

Down the Road (song)

Down the Road (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)