Keno Chokher Jole
Dry dust on the walking ways should be soaked with tears? Why not with water? We cannot but be astonished when we experience both of its lifesaving and life-destroying power.
Water can not only soak but also inundate anything with its full power. If we see the inundation in any vast area, we can easily view its devastating aftermath. When its current is harnessed for electricity, we see how powerful it is. Even if it is not used for electricity, we can see its force when it flows in big wavy rivers or oceans. In fact, we are awed at its that kind of show.
Yes, that is true of the outer world; water has little to do with the inner world. To relieve the inner world of pain, it takes tears that spring from heart, a pain-stricken heart. That is why, we need tears, not water to soak the dry dust on all the walking ways, which you have trampled all the while.
The lyrics of the song roughly read like this:
Why didn’t I soak all the dry dust? Who knew you’d come as an uninvited guest? You crossed the desert where there were no shadows of trees. Such a wretched person I am that I only gave you the pain and sorrow of the path.
I was sitting then at shade of my own room, but I didn’t know how much pain you suffered. Yet I felt all your pain in my secret sorrow, so it hurt me and made deep sores in my heart.
After you read the lines above, listen to and savour the instrumental music on flute while watching the video. You will go through the same feelings. The tune feels like remorse, yet sounds like a sweet one. Until and unless you listen to it fully, you cannot touch its soul, so here it is. Enjoy!