My world have been into poetry believing because of my roots here in Kolkata - The City of Joy, where borned poets from Sukumar Ray to Kaji Nazrul Islam. Rabindranath Tagore became my childhood friend with his poems and songs I read and remembered throughout my very childhood, and for which he still lives among us; amidst the very papers which inspired millions. My connection with him was borne when my mother used to sing me lullabies when I was 4 years old and since then there grew a fascination for him. I am reliving my childhood days by sharing this song with you.
Purano shei diner kotha
Bhulbe kii re
Hai o shei chokher dekha, praaner kotha
Sheikii bhola jaaye .
Aaye aar ektibar aayre shokha
Praner majhe aaye mora
Shukher dukher kotha kobo
Praan jodabe tai
Mora bhorer bela phuul tulechi, dulechi dolaaye
Bajiye baanshi gaan geyechi bokuler tolai
Hai majhe holo chadachadi, gelem ke kothaye,
Abaar dekha jodi holo shokha, praner majhe aaye
The memories of the good old days
Can you ever forget it?
It was seen by our eyes, was voice of our life
Can it ever be forgotten?
Come back once more, my friend
Come and be a part of my life
We will talk of smiles and tears
And will feel very good about it
Together we have plucked flowers in the dawn
Together we have spent hours on the swing
Together we have played the flute
Sang the songs under the shade
We parted in between, never knew where we went
If again I see you someday,
Come and be a part of my life.
There still live within these lines
The 4 year old kid