My dream was to be a Jane Austen - or a Virginia Woolfe, whose 'stream of consciousness' touched the world,
or Kadambari - the muse who inspired the Bard in Bengali Literature.
a few fearless women -
I am enjoying everything! With your eyes!
the incessant rain on a valley, the blessing of a sun-kissed day,
the snow-capped mountain-peaks,
the glorious sandy beach, the glow
when for a hushed moment I close my eyes,
all I see is a dreamlike abode…
cradled among an enchanting landscape…
of roses, and dahlias, and chrysanthemums,
you wished, you would travel the world with me,
but didn't say a word,
how would I know what your thought was,
unless you opened your heart?
If my life is like a river, not all pebbles are shiny;
If my life is like a flower, not all petals are smooth;
The caged bird was in a golden cage,
The bird from the woods in the forest,
Shadharan Meye - (An Ordinary Girl) - Translation from Rabindranath Tagore
I am a girl from the inner court,
You don't know me.
If I say,
you are exquisitely beautiful!
To me, Apsara in Indian myths!
You laugh, and don't believe me at all!
বসন্ত এলো দ্বারে, কি যে কথা বলি তারে!
নিয়ে এসো পলাশের রং, ভরে দাও মোর থালি,
সুরের আবেশ দাও মোর গানে,
কোকিলের কুহূতানে উঠুক সঞ্চারি!