Motherless child

Sourav Banerjee MA,MSW (Shabda Bramha) (8842 Points)

29 January 2012  

Motherless Child


Rabindranath Thakur


I cannot remember my mother,

only sometime in the midst of play

a tune seems to hover over my playthings,

the tune of some song that she used to hum

while rocking the cradle.


I cannot remember my mother,

but when in the early autumn morning

the smell of the shiuli flower floats in the air,

the scent of the morning service in the temple

comes to me as the scent of my mother.


I cannot remember my mother,

only when from bedroom window I send my eyes

into the blue of the distant sky,

I feel that the stillness of my mother's gaze

on my face has spead all over the sky.