Translation of a song by Rabindranath Tagore

Far away, a plaintive tune
Plays the veena of the path kissed by your feet.
This mind mine feels restlessly wayward
What it seeks I do not know alas.

Pursuing in this untamed breeze
Jasmine flavours lost in turbulence
Likewise the heart’s melancholy
So agonizing on this night of separation.


The original song baje karuna sure was used by Satyajit Ray in his film Teen Konya (Three Daughters). The background singer was Ruma Guha Thakurta.

%d bloggers like this: