If falling in love you don’t find happiness
Then what is the use of that love?
You give your heart
In return you expect a heart
What an unrealizable longing!
Falling in love
You ignite a flame that burns
You suffer to see a mirage, an illusion,
And lose your way in a desert
Uselessly suffering from thirst
He who has kept himself to his own self
What want has he got in this world?
It is full of beauty
It is full of colour and songs
But love is a demon who devours everything
Your youth, your very being
And all the world is lost to you
Then why getting lost in such mist?
Translation of the love song - Bhalobese jodi sukh nahi - from the dance drama Mayar khela by Rabindranath Tagore. The original in Bengali can be viewed here.
Compare poem 4 of Poems.
The swaralipi or notation of this song may be seen at http://www.rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org/node/9722.