Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

A lost poem

August 28, 2011

And now I cannot wait! It’s just a couple of minutes since I published my last post where I said I am downloading Enge Enathu Kavithai. I just was watching the video, fortunately subtitled! I loved the lyrics of the song, but I had never watched it on screen, and could never get line-to-line meaning, but as I was watching it with subtitles, the lyrics were amazing!!

I have read lyrics of both the songs Enge enathu kavithai and Evano oruvan vasikiran in translation, and though Evano oruvan has superb music (even better than Enge enathu kavithai) and an excellent poetry, the lyrics and poetry of Enge enathu is excellently touching. This song is from a Tamil movie Kandukondain Kandukondain (I have found it, or say Eureka Eureka). Featuring Tabu and Aishwarya, this movie is based on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.

Let’s move towards our lyrics! Here it is, I am giving it from the movie subtitles:

The song picturizes Aishwarya as a singer who is recording her first song, and starts with some incomprehensible chorus. Subtitles read: After seeing its own shadow, this hearts weeps by seeing you! Then starts Aishwarya singing (in the melodious voice of Chitra). I would stop my commentary now and give the lyrics altogether:

Where is my poem, which was recited in the dream?
Has it got melted by eyes?
Was It erased by dawn?
Search and give me back my poem!
Or else redeem my dream!
My heart is in search of the face which was missed in the evening.
This flower is withering love in the sun.
It’s searching you in the raindrops…
My melting heart is in search of you even in the bursting bubbles!
I will be peaceful if I see your handsome face.
Once if you touch me by your single finger,
I will die hundred times.

My heart is craving for your single glance and word!
I am craving for your kiss that will leave me breathless.
I want to smell you sweating clothes.
It’s wishing for a cheek with a few hairs to prick.

It seems a bit incomplete here, and I have an mp3 version, which goes further a few lines with a proper ending, but as far as the scene goes, and the subtitles, that is it I could have, but overall excellent poetry, and almost surprisingly fresh for film songs!!

I also wished to write about the background of the song in the movie etc, but that you can easily google! Cya 🙂

Gitanjali Poem XIV

June 11, 2011

An unknown flower

Day by day thou art making me worthy of the simple great gifts that thou gavest to me unasked.

My desires are many and my cries are pitiful, but ever didst thou save me by hard refusals; and this strong mercy has been wrought into my life through and through.

Day by day thou are making me worthy of the simple, great gifts that thou gavest me unasked–this sky and the light, this body and the life and the mind–saving me from perils of overmuch desire.

There are time when I languidly linger and times when I awaken and hurry in search of my goal; but cruelly thou hidest thyself from before me.

Day by day thou are making me worthy of thy full acceptance by refusing me ever and anon, saving me from perils of weak, uncertain desire.

~By Rabindranath Tagore (Gitanjali)