Nil Pakhi Ure Akashe

Nil pakhi ure akashe
Ami hetha mari hatashe
Hiya pakhi mor kandichhe
Jare dekhe tare bandhichhe


The blue bird is flying in the blue sky.
Alas, here below I am dying in utter frustration.
The bird of my heart is crying most soulfully.
It is binding all around —
Time, space and man —
With its infinite freedom-light.