Tagore song, "Everything that I have and reap" : Rabindranath Tagore
translated from Bengali to English by Anandamayee Majumdar
What I see and what I hear,
All my labor, fruits I bear,
Every service old and new,
I know will be my gifts to you.
My morn and dusk will bloom unseen
In the heart's own ardent green
With joy and ardor as they shine
Will be your presents O divine
To tune this Veena now I learn
You will teach me, in my turn
A music which befits your way
With your Veena thus in play
Your bliss that fills the cup of life
Rousing happiness and strife,
Is a tribute that you offer me
Forever yours that it should be
Everything that I receive
Auspicious in the life I live
Will offer me the glory true
As I surrender them to you.
Puja, No. 482.
Translated by Anandamayee Majumdar.
Illustration by Nilanjana Basu.
Published in Parabaas August, 2010 (22-she Sraban, 1417)