Tara r dike cheye chhilem…..

These are just some lines in Bengali i jotted down after reading  “Na Hanyate”
by Maitreyi Devi…an academy award winning Bengali novel
(this term is controversial, but for the moment let it be)

Jano aaj onekdin por
Tara r dike cheye chhilem
Tumi haschho jani
Bhabchho matha ta ekkebare gechhe
R ami bhabchhi
Proshno tar uttor

Tumi rege bolbe jani
Bhalo afai
Kiser proshno r kiser e ba uttor

Ami tokhon hoye jabo darshonik
Hese bolbo
0i chhayapoth tay
Amrita r Mircha jodi amar
Tobe je manush ta tirish bochhor
Bhalo baslo Amrita ke
Se tobe kon poth e chhaya?
Eka e thake? Kiser dosh e?
Kaal joyi prem noy tar..tai???

Jani proshno ta elomelo
Asole ki jano
Aaj onekdin er por
tara r dike cheye chhilem…..

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