Thursday, 11 November 2010

Just an endless flow...

Just an endless flow--
To come and part with,
To be drifted by tide;
To smile and weep
In shines and darkness.
Just to have a few glimpses,
Just to leave a tender touch,
Just to look back in wet eyes;
Just to move afar with newer trepidation
Leaving illusory hopes behind.
Overflowing in infinite desire
Sustains the shattered verve,
In pursuit with utmost zeal
To be left only with a ruinous finality;
Clinging to flotsam of wrecked boat
Drifts aimlessly in boundless ocean
Just to leave wailing emotions
And a few devastated expressions.
Just to leave souls insatiate in
A few curtailed encounters,
Just to leave half-spoken words
In awaiting completeness;
Amidst thorns of shame,
Angst, horror and half-belief
Just to keep alive a famished love.

(Finding little time to write anything new, I prefer uploading an old transliteration of one of the finest poems of Tagore--"Sudhu Jaoa Asa")

10 comments:

  1. "Overflowing in infinite desire
    Sustains the shattered verve,
    In pursuit with utmost zeal
    To be left only with a ruinous finality;"
    Love that part the best.

    Thank you for the transliteration Saibal. Powerful words giving in to imagery.

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  2. Your words are always encouraging, Celine.

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  3. Saibal,
    I've made an attempt to respond to your query on Mount Sinai.
    Feel free to email me or drop by at my blog anytime and leave behind a comment if you require any other information. Have a lovely day.
    ~celine

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  4. very beautiful saibal. Hope you keep on bringing works of Tagore to non-bengali readers like me.

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  5. @ Celine--Yes, Celine, once I get some free time.

    @Sidharth--I must confess that I derive much of inspiration from you...If I have believed in God, it has infinite forms in Tagore...and whenever I read him now, I remember you for your so profound regard for him.
    Thanks, dear !

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  6. Saibal, I would not consider myself worthy of inspiring you especially since I have been reading your high quality output in this blog, but if it is true I am very pleased :)

    I do call myself as an agnostic or sometimes atheist. But if I have felt god at any point in life it is through Gitanjali and other verses of Tagore. In a a way no other words have had a more profound impact.And that is one of the reasons too I want to learn Bengali. And I I am not the first one to have this urge. Gulzar was very moved by Tagore and he learned Bengali just to read it in original. There is something about Tagore inexplicable. :)

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  7. Very nice poem. The title is attractive.

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  8. @ Sidharth--I get inspired even through your comments, dear.
    @ Savaari--Much appreciated.

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  9. Thanks, Celine, for all your caring words!
    Yes, I'm fine...a bit stuck up these days...
    Take care, my dear friend !!

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