Eparey Mukhoro Holo Keka Oi (Here The Peacock Screams Its Heart Out)

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Tagore (1861-1941)

 

Rabindra-Sangeet (Tagore Song): Eparey Mukhoro Holo Keka Oi (Here The Peacock Screams Its Heart Out)

Composed: 17th Baishakh, 1333 (30th April, 1926)

Category: Prem (Love)

 

Bengali Lyrics:

 

এ পারে মুখর হল কেকা ওই,     ও পারে নীরব কেন কুহু হায় ।

এক কহে, ‘আর-একটি একা কই,   শুভযোগে কবে হব দুঁহু হায় ॥’

    অধীর সমীর পুরবৈয়াঁ   নিবিড় বিরহব্যথা বইয়া

             নিশ্বাস ফেলে মুহু মুহু হায় ॥   

আষাঢ় সজলঘন আঁধারে   ভাবে বসি দুরাশার ধেয়ানে —

‘আমি কেন তিথিডোরে বাঁধা রে,   ফাগুনেরে মোর পাশে কে আনে ।’

     ঋতুর দু ধারে থাকে দুজনে,   মেলে না যে কাকলি ও কূজনে,

          আকাশের প্রাণ করে হূহু হায় ॥

 

The Song in English Script:

 

E paare mukhoro holo keka oi, o paare nirobo kano kuhu haay.

Ak kohe, ‘aar-ekti Aka koi, shubhojoge kobe hobo dunhu haay.

‘Adhiro samiro purobnoiya nibiro birohobyatha boiya

Nihshasho phale  muhu muhu haay.

Aashar shojologhano aandhare bhabe bohsi duraashar dheyane –

‘Aami kano tithidore bnaadha re, phagunere mor paashe ke aane.

‘Ritur du dhaare thaake dujone, mele na je kaakoli o kujone,

Aakasher praano kore huhu haay.

 

The Song in English Translation:

 

Here the peacock screams its heart out      alas; why there, the cuckoo’s gone mute.

 One asks ‘where’s the other lone one         when will blessed time let us meet?’

             The restive easterly breeze    with acute ache of rift

                                    Relentlessly pants.

In misty murky Ashard*         in dismay, one mulls over—

‘Why am I knotted to this time      who will bring me the Spring chime?’

The two live apart across the season   their calls don’t blend in unison 

                          Heaving a deep sigh the sky too, rues.                                 

 

 

*the first month of Monsoon in Bengali calendar

 

 

Translated by Sumana Roy

 

The Song is Here sung by Iman Chakrabarty

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