Monay ki didha rekhe gele cholay
Your Faltering Steps
What made you leave hesitatingly at twilight?
What made you falter at the threshold and look back?
Was there anything unsaid in your mind then?
Did a smile break in a corner of your eye as you left?
I think of such things with a trembling heart
Though you live in a far-away heavenly land.
My sorrow ascends with the swans in flight,
And I must beseech you: what was it you had left unsaid?
And did your feelings linger with the jasmine scent?
Aji jyotsna ratay shobai gaechhe bonay
On This Spring Night
Everybody has gone to the forest this moonlit night
In the wild intoxicating Spring breeze.
But I am bent on staying behind,
In a solitary corner of my room.
I won't venture out into the windy wilderness.
I'll clean my house with utmost care.
And be wide awake, hoping to hear His footsteps
Perchance he remembers me this day
In this wild intoxicating spring night breeze!
Nabila Murshid lives in the United States and works there as a psychotherapist.