On every single birthday of yours
Greeting you with a gift of flower—Would seem to be the moment of utmost delight.
Never will the blissful moments come back again!
Never will I be able to wish you anymore saying:
What had put my elation out?Who'll come up with its answer?
Where'll I come across your presence?
If you dwell among the evening stars—
Beholding in the sky, my face gets alight wishing you:
Would you please keep twinkling?
In the vast sea if you wander around
Riding on a chariot of waves— beckoning, I'd say:
Could you please let me hear in the roaring sea—
Your thunderous voice?
On the top of the hills—where clouds
Play hide and seek in the blue sky,
Could you please turn up over there?
Casting a fond gaze over there, I'd wish:
While a puff of white cloud sails across the sky
Do you accompany it?
In the spheres of sky and air, on the lands of hills and valleys,
I'll search you out, I'll call upon you.
In the tunes of echoes—
Could you please lend me your ears?
Sheikh Rehana is the youngest daughter of
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Translated by Hossain Ahmed Arif Elahi
Director, DSHE, Chattogram Zone