Thursday, May 6, 2010

Taraki - [Manjula Wediwardena ]"තරාකි"


Taraki

Darkness is waved in the sleepless night
Breaking the darkness, a star rises in the sky
As the singing fish spell out your name
Taraki, here, your passionate voice comes

It’s true
Those songs were bitter
not so melodious
………………
But they were real,
Yes, they were true

The blood that blows wrapped with the gentle breeze
Brings a memory of your singing voice; of a beloved friend
In that fearful night full of scary wild storms
Oh my, why fell in to the bottom of the creepy deep sleep?

Nudity of the sacred city was unveiled
Crocodile teeth were shined, at the crocodile canal banks
Mourned, so opened, the lids of the painful hearts
All the weeping hearts then, filled with your blessed voice


Manjula Wediwardena ["තරාකි" ]
[Translated by Kalpana Ambrose]