I forget why I go to your door
And I want many things
At the end of the day coming back home
I am filled with shame.
Those are trifling things
I feel their need
Moved by momentary joys and sorrows
But I forget to tell you
What I have kept in secret
What I need from the depth of my heart.
My desires are like bonds
That bind the buds to the stem
In the spring wind this bondage will break.
I cherish this hope
One morning from the core of my heart
In its own vigour
My deepest wish will blossom like a flower.
Translation of the devotional song – Tomar dware keno asi bhulei je jai, katoi ki chai / diner sheshe ghare ese lajja je pai by Rabindranath Tagore. Best recording of this song is by Debabrata Biswas. The original with its swaralipi or notation is at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/4081.