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When It's Time To Die

an attempt to translate Rafeeque Ahamed's "Maranamethunna Nerathu"

I wish if you could sit by my side
When it’s time for me to die
For my worn hands could finally
Rest caressing you for once
For my last breath could contain
The aroma of you lingering in it
For my eyes that would never again
Be open, to capture your face
For your voice to be the last melody
To fall into my ears when I rest
For my memories to stay alight in you
Even when I get vanished of the earth
For all your pain be healed soon
By the prayer words you utter
For my feet to feel cold, in memory
Of the ways I walked into you
That would be the only necessity
For me, to reincarnate into life.

(PS: very first attempt on translating something from malayalam to english.)

4 Shared Thoughts:

Chocolate Lover said...

Dunno about the malayalam version but I definitely loved this one (: <3

Ragesh BG said...

Well Done Bro....Hatzz Of To Your Attempt...Itz My Favorite ...Thanks

Devanand Koodathingal said...

Hi Dear Shravan, Can I use your translation for this song for my video in youtube? I'll mention your name in the same.

fred alonso said...

Hats off, it's my time

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