My favorite song by Tagore moved by music weekly challenge,translation and post by Ranu

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for li...

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for literature. It is the first Nobel prize won by Asia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a song,I heard when I was still in Junior high school. The first time I heard it,I wanted to keep on listening to it. I sat and kept listening to it until I felt my sister’s friend might think I am crazy. After a long time I found the song on YouTube,this time I decided to translate into English. It is a song written by Rabindranath Tagore,our most popular Poet. The lyrics are in Bengali,the language of our dear country Bengal.

The title is, “Chiro Aami”        ” Forever Me”

When my footsteps are no longer imprinted on this place,

I will not row my boat to this wharf,

I will complete my buying and selling,I will take care of my dues,

My going and coming will stop to this market___

You need not remember me then,

Or look at the stars and call me.

When my musical instrument is covered with dust,

There will be thorny creepers growing around my house,

The garden will resemble an exile covered with thick grass,

Moss and lichen will surround the pond___

You need not remember me ,

Do not look at the stars and call me.

The flute will sound the same as now,

Days will go on exactly the same as today.

The wharves will be filled with boats  like now,

The cows will graze,and the shepherds will play.

You need not remember me ,

Or call me by looking above at the stars.

Who can say  I am not there that morning?

I will participate in all the games.

I will be called by a new name,I will have new friends,

I will come and go forever .

You need not remember me then,

Or look at the stars and call me.

This is the lyrics written by Tagore,he made everyone aware everything will go on as usual,except his house,garden and pond will show signs of his absence.

When I first heard this I was unaware this was a song he wrote to let his fans know, he will not be there but nothing else will change. In the last verse he gives a hint of reincarnation.

Submitted by Ranu,

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DP Daily Prompts: Grateful and Guilty

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Whether it’s a trashy TV show ,extra pulpy fiction, or nutrient free candy, write a thank-you note to your guiltiest guilty pleasure.

I will write a thank-you note to the makers of Godiva chocolate.

Dear Sir/Madam,

I feel the urge to thank-you for producing the “Godiva Chocolate.” They are so tasty that with every bite I think of you, how much pleasure these give me. I do realize they are devoid of nutritional qualities which is so essential for our health and well-being, but the amount of satisfaction I get when I eat it,  is beyond anything else.

I know my sugar along with my weight will rise to extreme level, I have no one to blame but myself for giving in to temptation.

Keep producing them, the fact that the calorie chart is at the back of the box, is enough to alert us, how much is too much.

You have done your job, we the consumers will have to keep in mind how many empty calories we are consuming to make us aware of the health hazards.

Lastly I am grateful for the extraordinary chocolates.

Yours truly,

An obliged customer

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365 Writing Prompts: Playtime


Do you play in your daily life? What says “Playtime” to you?”

To answer your question I’d like to quote a poem by William Henry Davies.

The title of the poem is : Leisure

What is this life if full of care ,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs,

And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see in broad daylight,

Streams full of stars,like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,

And watch her feet how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can,

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

Yes I feel the same as the poet, playtime, I have none, I do not have the pleasure of playing, my work piles up everyday because I’m unable to get it done at the end of the day.

Unfortunately I cannot waste any minute staring at anything!

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DP Daily Prompts: Cue the Violins

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If your life were a movie what would its soundtrack be like? What songs, instrumental pieces, and other sound effects would be featured on the official soundtrack album?

I wish everyone’s life is a movie, however I’d like to delete sad, hostile and everything that causes anxiety out of the movie.

If my life was a movie, it will be filled with laughter, songs from little kids, music and everything that gives us joy.

There will be a variety of music, the flute, horn, tabla, piano, drums, guitar,harmonium. These would be the instruments featured on the official soundtracks.

The following is my favorite song, it tells what makes me happy:

365 Writing Prompts: A bird, a plane, you!

You get to choose one super power. Pick one of these, and explain your choice: the ability to speak and understand any language, the ability to travel through time, or the ability to make any two people agree with each other.

The one super power I’d love to choose is the ability to make any two people agree with each other.I know a whole bunch of people who need some kind of therapy to cool their heads and think with an open mind.

For instance I want to be able to bring harmony between two people who cannot seem to get along.I need a magic wand which I can use whenever there is unacceptable behavior, I want to wave my wand to make the couple cease any kind of argument for ever.

If I can use this super power think how many dissensions I’d be able to quell.The world will be a wonderful place for everyone.

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DP Daily Prompt: Sparkling or Still

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What’s your idea of a perfect day off: One during which you can quietly relax, doing nothing, or one with fun activity lined up after the other? Tell us how you’d spend your time.

My perfect day off is when the skies are blue, sun is shining brightly, no clouds in the sky to hit us with precipitation, especially snow.

Snow to me means no free time, either I have to go out with the shovel to clear the driveway or get someone to do the job, in both cases I cannot relax. When things are done by other people they tend to cheat,they fail to do a good job, so I see snow here and there and I get irritated, in such circumstances I need to go out and do what’s left undone.

I always hope there will be no snow on my off day to help me relax. My kind of relaxation is no playing activity but sit with a book to pass time reading and listening to my favorite songs. this is what is relaxing in my mind!

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365 Writing Prompts: Safety First

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe.

I have learned from experience that at times the so called family friends are the ones ,one must be careful of.

It happened one day, my sister’s friend’s husband came to pick me up to go to his home for supper, I guess his wife was busy cooking, so she didn’t come with him.

I knew who he was since I was only ten or eleven years old, he came to our house a few times, my Dad was not so fond of him because he once asked his wife to take off his shoes in my Dad’s presence. He told my mom, “this man is very ill-mannered.”

My mom laughed and didn’t think much of the incidence.

A few years later he found out where I was teaching,he came to take me to his house, on the way he suddenly looked at me and said, “What would you do if I take you somewhere else?”

Those words terrified me, I stayed quiet, he laughed, I felt unsafe and told myself I’d never go anywhere with a man even if I knew him.

On the way back I coaxed his wife to come with us so she could see where I lived.

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DP Daily Prompt: Cousin It

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We all have that one eccentric relative who always says and does the strangest things. In your family who’s that person, and what is it that earned him that reputation?

My eccentric relative is my first cousin, he never seems to know how to behave in a large gathering. His passion is eating, he does not seem to know, basic courtesy, such as when food is served, he must wait for others to join in before he can dive into the food directly from the dish, he doesn’t have the know how that he must put the food in his plate before devouring it.

We were embarrassed by him a few times but he was completely unaware why we all disliked him.

We were convinced he was lacking the grey matter which we all  need to comprehend how things work. He’d take out his books in the middle of the afternoon and read as loud as was possible, yet when it was  time for results  the loud voice he used to study didn’t help him, he failed each time. I wonder was he trying to let us know he can read or what  compelled him to read so loud when no one paid  attention.

We always wanted to know why he failed repeatedly, and why he was doing so badly when it seemed he was studying diligently,  I think, perhaps this was  his way   to get attention, which the poor guy never got!

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365 Writing Prompts: Perspective

Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective on the former?

Albert Einstein said, “You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.”

I know Albert Einstein wanted us to change how we felt when we had the problem.My question is what if the problem still exists and I’m the only one who is prepared to change, What then, how can it be solved?

To understand ourselves, others, the world around me, I can change,  what about the others if they are stubborn and hold on to the grudge, how is my change going to help the situation?

There are things that make me happy e.g, kind friends who are ever ready to help in any circumstance.

It is completely different from the former, in the former I have someone who is always ready to stab me in the back regardless of how much energy I expend to smooth out things. It is clearly a very different scenario, it does not give me any hope that changing my perspective will  make me happy!

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DP Daily Prompt: Salad Days

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Is there a period in your own personal life that you think of as the good old days? Tell us a story about those innocent and/or exciting times( or lack thereof).

I do have a lot of pleasant memories of my childhood, we the siblings enjoyed playing with each other, we did not hesitate to make fun of each other if we made a mistake.

Our day started very early, my mom woke up at 3 am, each morning to pray and then it would be long hours in the kitchen cooking. My dad was fussy, he did not like the same food each morning, my mom had to cook different types of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Whenever my dad was in a bad mood the servants were afraid to take his food, none of my siblings would volunteer either. My mom would look at me with a straight face and say, “Ranu take your Dad’s breakfast, or dinner depending on the time of day.”

You must be wondering about lunch, my mom sent it through one of my Dad’s Chaprasi(this was a man who ran errands for my dad).

Apart from taking my dad’s food when he was not in the best mood, I spent long hours playing with my siblings.

One thing I loved about my Dad was, he did not want us to eat street foods, but if a vendor came by with delicious pastries he would make sure to buy for us, because he felt it was safe for us to eat.

I remember once my Dad was gone somewhere four of us went to his bathroom to take a shower, we were screaming and playing with water, suddenly I heard, “Amaar ghoosal khanai ke ray?”(Who is in my bathroom)?

We froze and stopped, there was no way out we knew he’d catch us, he came slowly, opened the door and told my three siblings to leave immediately, I was scared I thought he’d pull my ears but he didn’t. He told me I was allowed to take a shower in his bathroom but to make sure the other three didn’t join me.

Yes he didn’t scold me, he knew I was the only one who kept things tidy and also took his food when he was upset.

“Those were the days, I thought will never end!” When I think back it makes me smile and wish I could go back in time.

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