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Soothing Showers
by Dr. Sutapa Chaudhuri
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  Tears brimmed over my eyes  
Beneath the empty recesses of the heart there loomed
Dense water-laden clouds borne along by a graceful gentle breeze
Pleasant, the night awoke again in joyous delight
O slaker of the sweltering sun, the saviour of the afflicted
The only refuge for the thirsty at heart -
Hail her for her benevolent mercy, sung in a hymnal tune
Wake up in bliss, O my eternally thirsty chatak heart wake up,        
For slowly in sweet silent drops of honeyed drizzle
Love rains down surely in soothing showers.

 
(*This is a free translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Bangla song Nayan bhashilo jale)
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September 03, 2013
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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thanks, Abigail!

sutapachaudhuri
09/21/2013 09:09 AM

Comment Fabulous...i love reading it over and over again.

Abigail
09/20/2013 15:19 PM

Comment Thanks!

sutapa chaudhuri
09/06/2013 08:18 AM

Comment Much enjoyed reading this excellent translation of Gurudev's poem. Thanks for sharing Dr. Chaudhuri.

Padmaja Iyengar
09/05/2013 13:42 PM




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