Theme: Request

Not Just Your Words Alone...

Not just your words alone, oh my friend, my dearest
Once in a while, do touch my heart too, I beg you in all earnest.
The fatigue of my journey long and the thirst at the end of the day
How shall I ever slake, I hardly know a way
This darkness you have filled up wholly, that alone do attest
Once in a while, do touch my heart too, I beg you in all earnest. 
My heart is pining to share itself, not to receive alone
It travels along bearing inside all it has saved on its own. 
Put forth your hand and place it, on my hand perchance
Hold it I shall, fill it I shall, to make us companions 
My lonely way with delight wondrous I will suely then be blest 
Once in a while, do touch my heart too, I beg you in all earnest.

This is a translation of a famous Tagore song.The link to a rendition of the original Bengali song by one of the greatest Rabindrasangeet singers is provided below. His name was Debabrata Biswas.

shudhu tomar bani noy go


More By  :  Dipankar Dasgupta

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Comments on this Poem

Comment @ rupradha

Thank you very much rupradha.

14-Jan-2013 03:08 AM

Comment very beautiful and touchy

14-Jan-2013 00:56 AM

Comment @ Shriniwas Kashalikar

Thank you for your understanding. I agree with you, the poet too had desperately tried to express in words what cannot be so expressed. There is nothing more one can say about this poem than what you have said. If you knew Bangla, you'd probably enjoy the fascinating rendition of this song I attached at the bottom. It was truly well-performed.

13-Jan-2013 23:25 PM

Comment Touching..and tender..
It is difficult to comment on such tender feelings and expressions. They can be only tallied with one's experience; if at all; and that too; silently!

13-Jan-2013 21:52 PM

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