Friday, March 18, 2005

Flowers, Birds, You and Me - Mangesh Padgaonkar

Some years back I have tried translation of one poem by famous Mangesh Padgaonkar, from his great poetry book "BolagaaNee".

Flowers, Birds, You and Me

Flowers I have seen
since my birth…

Their color
Their fragrance
Rhythm blended
Their dance

Flowers I have seen
Since my birth…

Unexpectedly one day
You came with flowers
Without a word you smiled
Those were wonder hours

Since then their appearance
Was newer and loving for me
Together they all seem
As if they're smiling for me

Now I love each flower
Just for you
Like those pretty moments
Every flower seems new

Now I have for each flower
Sweet blossomy explanations
They have developed with me
Mysterious hearty relations

Birds I have seen
Since my birth…

Their floating
In the air
Lively smooth
Colorful layer

Birds I have seen
Since my birth…

On that melodious evening
Fortune was in my hands
I was in the sea of joy
Holding your shy hands
A bird was singing
Romantic tune that time
From the deep dark green lands

Now I want every bird
Just for you
Like those touchy moments
Every bird seems new

Now I understand
Birds in a better way
They are beautiful singing parts
Playing in my romantic play.

(original poem - phule, pakshee, too aaNi mee, by Mangesh Padgaonkar from his book bolgaaNee, swair anuwaad - Tushar Joshi, i.e. yours truly :-)

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