Wednesday 28 April 2021

Looking at you

This song has been playing in my mind (and translating itself) since yesterday, thanks to the flute rendition of the song I heard on Facebook. I have taken slight liberties, of course, but still not captured the simple intensity of the song.

Title: Tumhe dekhti hoon to lagta hai aise
Film: Tumhare Liye
Music Director: Jaidev
Lyricist: Naqsh Lyallpuri
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Looking at you

If you are the sea
I am the thirsting river,
If you are the shower
I am the burning flower.
Looking at you, I feel
I have known you forever.

I implore you as before
I ask of you once more
Give me back my peace
And my peaceful sleep
Give me back at least
A night full of dreams.

Touched by you for a moment
Even dust becomes incense
And rubbed with your sweet scent
My body too is fragrant.
Now why this distance?
Take me in your arms
What more, Love, could I want?

Lift me as you would
In your hands a flute
And hold me to your lips,
To stir a charming lilt
In my heart’s throes,
For, I am now morose
with my own rhythmic notes.


  1. Very excellent..... Suju chechi.....💗💗💗

  2. Very nice. Glad to come across your blog. Best wishes on your blogging journey!