Song by Dwijendralal Roy Post by Ranu

My motherland,

A place of  green fields,

full of fragrant flowers,

it is our earth.

Where can anyone find a place like it?

She is  the queen of all lands,

it  is my motherland.

Where can you see  beautiful

bright sun, moon and stars?

Delightful birds puts me to sleep with their song,

and wakes me up at daybreak.

Where can one find a

place like my motherland?

She is the queen of all lands.

Where one can find pleasing rivers,

rolling hills,the gentle wind that

stirs the grain fields as ripples of waves.

This is my motherland

she is the queen of all lands.

I want to live here forever.

This is where I was born

and I hope this is where I will take my last breath!

Akaashpradeep Skylight by Tagore,Translation by Ranu

Light in the night (Castelldefels)

Light in the night (Castelldefels) (Photo credit: jcarlosn)

On the dark shore of the river Indus,the solitary girl

floated the boat of light and looked up in the sky.

She knows her Mother has gone to heaven__

she will row the boat of light and come towards the house.

The world has countless people,innumerable are their route,

so many strange lands and unknown hills__

in the middle, there in the small corner of a house

is it visible there lives a brother and a sister?

Their mother moves around looking for them in the dark,

roams around between the stars,loses her way in the vacant sky?

the daughter left one light__

mother would recognize that one light from far away.

She will visit them in their sleep  to give a kiss

to the two orphans lying in bed at night.