Every day I write letters to you with a pen taken from my heart
and dipped in colors taken from flowers.
How can I tell you how much you taunt me every moment of my life
I dream about you and wake
up in your memories
I get lost in your thoughts just as a thread between the beads on a necklace
You are the music in my breath,
you are the classic sound on veena’s strings
and you are the song of my dreams
The second I think
of you, I smell the fragrance of jasmine
May it be a short journey or a long journey OR
may it be on a lonely road or at a fair, filled with people
The minute I miss you, my mind feels alone and lonely
Be it East or West
or be it North or South,
your smile teases me everywhere.
No matter how far I am from you,
you keep coming into my heart even more
Storms might have stopped and
Seas might have separated me from you,
but you have
still stayed in my heart with a smile
and will be there forever
I came this far with your picture in my heart
Our connection is precious and will always be there for many lives to come
Just as clouds and lightening, sandal wood
I have to be reborn many, many, times
The love between us is so intoxicating and sweet
I have to be reborn infinite number of times just to be close to you
have recently gone to a concert in the memory of Dev Anand and Shammi kapoor.
( Two of the biggest stars ruled in 60s and 70s in Hindi Cinema)
is when I found out, this song was about India!
All this time I thought the hero was singing about his girl friend. LOL!
This is my translation of an evergreen classic
hindi patriotic song written by Gopaldas Neeraj.