Theme: Love

If You Ever Ask Me

If you ever ask me what I’ll say
I’ll look at you in silence
Won’t you understand
What I cannot express in words?  
Look at that vast sky
Overspread for ages in silence
In self-restraint
It has gone on saying so many things
In the same way my unsaid words
Are but fragrant whisperings
Of my pleasure and pain
You will have to understand them yourself
If I knew some way to express
My heart’s unspoken pleasure and dumb pain
The poet paints with a brush
His poetic words in images like pictures
So are my emotions and feelings
They cannot be expressed in words.

Transcreation of the super-hit modern Bengali love song Jodi kichhu amare shudhao – by Salil Choudhury. Its best recording is by Debabrata Biswas.


More By  :  Kumud Biswas

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