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English translation of song khachar pakhi chhilo

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

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English translation of Tagore song khachar pakhi chhilo; please find it below.

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Cage bird was in the golden cage, free bird was in the forest.
The Master knew how he managed to meet each other.
Free bird says, 'Let us go to the woods'.
Cage bird says, 'Let us enjoy quiet enclosure'.
Free bird says, 'No, I shall not surrender to the chains'.
Cage bird says, 'Alas, how would I get myself out'.
  
Free bird sings songs of the jungle.
Cage bird repeats taught words, each having a different tune.
Free bird asks, 'Dear – let us sing the natural song'.
Cage bird suggests, 'Take a lesson of the cage tune'.
Free bird answers, 'No need for a song of captivity'.
Cage bird exclaims, 'How would I sing a wild song'.
 
Free bird describes, 'Deep blue is the sky, no hitch whatsoever'.
Cage bird replies, 'Look how clean is my enclosure'.
Free bird suggests, 'Let yourself loose within the cloud'.
Free bird replies, 'Control yourself within confinement'.
Free bird asks, 'Where should I free my wings'.
Cage bird is confused, 'Where to settle on the cloud'.

Both love each other, unable to come close yet.
Beaks touch through cage gaps, silently eyes connect.
Neither one can express to the other, nor console oneself.
Flapping tormented wings each asks, 'Come close'.
Free bird is afraid, 'I would be captivated and locked'.
Cage bird's anguish, 'Have lost fly-power, my wings are locked'.

- Translated by Anjan Ganguly

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