Gobhir nishithe ghum bhenge jay

I woke up in the dead of night
Someone called my name
Is that you, my love?

My heart loaded with bleeding memory of the past
Felt heavy like a rock
Is that you, my love?

As if haunted by an unfulfilled desire
Pleading for love, in an uncanny absurdity

A pair of melancholic eye
Glistens like a star in the darkness of night
Is that you, my love?

Stolid silence of night
Breathes despair into my heart
Jostling me with a blast of fidgety wind
Is that you, my love?

Like the roaring waves of deep sea
They crash on my chest

Like someone’s futile wailing
Sleepless bird keeps chirping
For her lost mate
In the loneliness of my barren tree
Is that you, my love?

Is that you, my love?
Just as before

Translation by Sankar Datta