They have not been always pleasant
The games I played with you
Day and night all my life.
I have lost all counts
How many times my lamps went out
How many times the storm came raging
You broke the rhythm of my life with doubts.
Bursting the banks again and again
The floods came rushing
In dark days I desperately cried
But O cruel one
This I have known
However you may hurt
There is no neglect in your love.
Transcreation of song no. 41 – Noy e modhur khela/Tomay amay sarajiban/Sakal-sandhyabela – from the collection Gitimalya by Rabindranath Tagore. Composed on 19th September, 1913, while sailing across the Red Sea. Its best recording is by Debabrata Biswas.