Bengali verse, with punctuation

September 15, 2011

A brilliant piece of verse; Suhrita Majumdar Basak says it is a very old verse in Kolkata:

Priyotoma roma, comma, Tumi amar hridoye diechcho dolon, semicolon; Tokhon amar pocket-e chchilo na cash, dash- Amar dirghoswash tomar opor korlo na work,exclamation mark!

Let me see if I can sort-of-write that in English:

Dearest Roma,comma, It’s love for you that lets me roll on, semicolon; Alas, my pockets lack any cash,dash- So my love remains in the dark, exclamation mark!

I enjoy clever stuff like this :)