Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Begum Akhtar - Ghazal - Kuch to Dunya Ki Inayat Ne

Poem by Sudarshan Faaker
Sung by Begum Akhtar
Translation - Dr. Amanullah De Sondy
Partially, the favour/blessing of the world - broke my heart
Partially, condition of bitterness - broke my heart

I had thought that during the rainy season alcohol would pour too
But when the rainy season came, the rain broke my heart

The heart wept, yet nothing poured from the eyes
These traditions of the heart - broke my heart

Are they mine, will they be mine, will they appear
These futile thoughts - broke my heart

Is there love for me - or is there not
Wonderment. Such questions - broke my heart.