Gobhir nishithe ghum bhenge jay

Centuries have gone by without you
I havenít see you for ages
You, my stream of life
Left me lifeless

You, my whiff of air
When you stopped blowing
You left me out of breath
Left me to die

You, my life giving water
I canít live without
Like a fish out of water

Donít you know
Without your shelter
I am so helpless

Without your support
My frail body
Gets blown away in wind

That is why
Like a creeper
I embrace you, my love

That is why, without you
My desolate mind, my deserted body
Wears out alone


Translation by Sankar Datta