I'm tired (Song)

            Rabindranath Tagore 

     Translated from the original Bengali by

    Prasenjit Gupta

I’m tired. Forgive me, Lord.

If I should fall behind

And my heart’s blood          should shake this way

Forgive this grief. Forgive it, Lord.


Forgive my tatters, Lord.

If I should turn to look back

And the flowers I offer        should fade on the plate

Forgive that color lost. Forgive it, Lord.


"klaanti aamaar khoma koro probhu..", Puja, No. 157. First published in Ananda Sangeet Patrika, BE 1323.

Published in Parabaas August, 2010 (22-she Sraban, 1417)

Translated by Prasenjit Gupta.

Illustration by Nilanjana Basu.

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