Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:18:45 AM
They want it snatch away
The words of my mouth.
They chain my hands and feet,
For sheer fun.
What my grandfather spoke
That too my father spoke
And now tell me, brother mine
Can any other tongue adorn these lips?
We won't have it, no we won't
We won't speak in an alien tongue
We'll lay down our dear lives if need be
To hold high
The honour of the tongue of my forefathers.
Where else but here in Bangla can you find
Songs dear like my mothers
And heart soft like hers.
How can I forget, brother mine.
My mother's honeyed words?
Those whose songs still call
The flood to a dead river,
How can I afford to forget them
Their peerless gifts through the ages?
Mukund Das, Pagla Kanai
Hason, Modon and Lalon-all;
Their voices are also muzzled
Can this sorrow be borne?
To uphold the honour of these gifted souls
Who is ready to give his life? Come in groups all of you
Or else you'll have forever
Courted your own disaster.
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