Rabindrasangeet | Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keo | Rabindranath Tagore translation by Barnali Saha

 

“Jodi Tor Daak Sune”  - Lyrics & Music by Rabindranath Tagore
Translation by Barnali Saha, Nashville, Tennessee

Painting by Barnali Saha

If They Heed Not Thy Call, Walk Alone

 If they heed not thy call, walk alone,

 If they speak not,

 O thou of ill luck, if they speak not

 If they are pusillanimous, of fearful wrought

 Then open thy heart and speak thy soul

  If they heed not thy call, walk alone. 

 If all turn away, if they desert you while journeying the rough woods

 O thou of ill luck

 Crush the thorns with thy feet

 And tread on the bloody thoroughfare alone,

 If they heed not thy call, walk alone. 

 In a tempestuous night, if they hold not the light

 Then burn thy rib in the thunderous flame

 And let it smolder by thyself 

 If they heed not thy call, walk alone. 

Translated by

Mrs. Barnali Saha

Nashville, TN