The Sailing Boat by Kumud Biswas SignUp
Boloji.com

Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Theme: Life Share This Page
The Sailing Boat
by Kumud Biswas
Bookmark and Share
 
When I sail my boat
I keep on looking at the shores
On my right, on my left
With their trees and homes
Pass village after village
And their river banks
With their landing stages
As if it’s a magician’s show.
 
Those who are bathing
They look like mirages
As they pass
In my eyes
They paint pictures
Which soon are erased.
It seems I have boarded a boat
That is powered by eternal time
And I am watching the pageant
That is played through ages.
An acquaintance ends as soon as it begins
Now I see him in front
Now he passes behind.
Things I am always forgetting
I thought I shall never forget
Ignoring the loss I suffered in the past
I travel on to see new places.
 
Soon I get, soon I lose
Day and night that is what upsets
Sometimes it pleases
Sometimes it pains
Yet it doesn’t seem too bad
Somehow to survive
In this running game
Of flowing life.
Now you collect, now you discard
And you go on doing this
You may as well call it
The rowing of the boat of life.
Then comes the night and your rowing stops
None of your fellow pilgrims
You can see in the dark.
Drifting in the ebb tide
Your boat is at last lost
In the shoreless sea
Where the stars of the Orion
Take their dip.

Translation of the poem Paler Nouka from the collection Senjuti by Rabindranath Tagore. It was written at Almora on 8th June, 1937 when the poet was 76.
Share This:
February 27, 2012
More By: Kumud Biswas
Views: 763      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2019 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.