From you only this boon I beg
May I rise from death by the notes of music.
As I open my eyes
Like my mother’s sweet breast milk
Let music fill me with new life.
The grasses and trees and plants
Spring up like songs from the flute of the earth
And light brings messages of joy from the sky
Like music may they revel in my heart.
Translation of the devotional song – Tomar kachhe e bor magi, maran hote jeno jagi ganer sure – by Rabindranath Tagore. Best recording of this song is by Debabrata Biswas. The original is at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/3731.