besabaati
Don’t ask me for the love I once gave you, my love
I had thought if I had you, life would shine eternally on me
If I had your sorrows, those of the universe would mean nothing
Your face would bring permanence to every spring
What is there but your eyes to see in the world anyway
If I found you, my fate would bow down to me
This was not how it was, it was merely how I wished it to be
There are other heartaches in the world than those of love
There is happiness other than the joy of union
The dreadful magic of uncountable dark years
Woven in silk, satin and brocade
In every corner are bodies sold in the market
Covered in dust, bathed in blood
Bodies retrieved from the cauldrons of disease
Discharge flowing from their rotten ulcers
Still returns my gaze in that direction, what can be done
Even now your beauty is tantalizing, but what can be done
There are other heartaches in the world than those of love
There is happiness other than the joy of union
Don’t ask me for the love I once gave you, my love
(Translated by  Ayesha Kaljuvee)

Don’t ask me for the love I once gave you, my love

I had thought if I had you, life would shine eternally on me

If I had your sorrows, those of the universe would mean nothing

Your face would bring permanence to every spring

What is there but your eyes to see in the world anyway

If I found you, my fate would bow down to me

This was not how it was, it was merely how I wished it to be

There are other heartaches in the world than those of love

There is happiness other than the joy of union

The dreadful magic of uncountable dark years

Woven in silk, satin and brocade

In every corner are bodies sold in the market

Covered in dust, bathed in blood

Bodies retrieved from the cauldrons of disease

Discharge flowing from their rotten ulcers

Still returns my gaze in that direction, what can be done

Even now your beauty is tantalizing, but what can be done

There are other heartaches in the world than those of love

There is happiness other than the joy of union

Don’t ask me for the love I once gave you, my love

(Translated by  Ayesha Kaljuvee)