Where, O where does this way terminate
What is there at its end?
All these craving, all these striving
Where do they culminate?
Sufferings come in waves
Darkness is deep in front
Are they endless?
Today I realize
I have run only after a mirage.
Rudderless and with sails torn
I am bound for an unknown place.
Translation of the devotional song ' Pather shesh kothay ' by Rabindranath Tagore. The original with its swaralipi or notation is at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/4796.