Tagore Song: Where, where does the road end—what lies at the end? (Pother Shesh Kothai)

Where, where does the road end—what lies at the end?
Where could so much desire and devotion blend?
Waves wail as they rise and fall; dense darkness looms
Surely, surely there’s a shore ahead, but in which country could it be?
This day, forlorn, I wonder: am I chasing a mirage pointlessly?
So frightening to think there can be no end to such craving and hurting
And to be a helm-less, sail-torn hurt boat, into the unknown drifting!

 

Translated by Prof. Dr. Fakrul Alam

Fakrul Alam is a Bangladeshi academic, writer, and translator.

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