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: Happy Radars

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Are you a good judge of other people’s happiness? Tell us about a time you were spot on despite external hints to the contrary( or alternatively about a time you were dead wrong.

There are times I do look at a person and am happy to imagine he/she is happy in real life. But some people have a unique way of keeping their negative emotions in check.

There is one such person whom I’ve known for years, by looking at this person it is hard to assume that the said person’s life is not as happy as it seems.

I got a rude awakening when I was told all is not so rosy in this person’s life, as I envisioned!

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DP Daily Prompt: Absolute Beauty

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We’ve all heard beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you agree? Is all beauty contingent on a subjective point of view?There is a truth to the phrase ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ It is true in some cases , but I do not think all beauty is contingent on a subjective point of view.

In this magnificent world there is all kinds of beauty which is not considered subjective. Let me talk about nature first, there are a few amazing things in nature that I’ll name which very few would dislike.

They are:

1.Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.”

2.Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake.

3.Underground natural springs in Mexico.

4.Giant crystal cave in Nacia , Mexico.

5. Shimmering shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives.

6. Reflective salt flats in Bolivia.

7. Light pillars over Moscow.

8. Natural salt water fountain off the coast of Oregon.

9. Beautiful sandstone formations in Arizona.

10. Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in Kaiua, Hawaii.

I’d also like to mention birds, animals, people, all these are not subjective nearly everyone appreciates these.

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365 Writing Prompts: Super sensitive

If you were forced to give up one sense ,but gain super sensitivity in another, which sense would you choose.

The five senses are: Hear; See; Smell; Taste; Touch.

Let me analyze these senses and see which one can I sacrifice to gain super sensitivity in another.

I’ll start with “Hear”, this sense enlivens me, if I lose it I won’t enjoy all the amazing sounds that gives me joy and comfort, would I or can I forego this sense for some other super sense I’m afraid I cannot. It is too important.

Next is, “See” sense of sight,without it I’ll miss the color of the sky, an exquisite art work of famous artists; read my books piled up before me; watch the growth of my cute kittens; there are so many other things I’d miss, is it worth giving up this sense to gain super sensitivity in another, oh no never!

Smell is a necessity for me without it I won’t know if what I’m cooking is burning. I’d miss the fragrance of flowers; I won’t be able to get early warning if there is a fire in my house; the foul smell that the skunk gives off when threatened.

Taste is very important sense  to have, if we lose it we won’t be able to distinguish between good and bad taste, I cannot give this one either.

Touch is an important sense in our lives, it helps us  differentiate between soft and rough fabric; makes us aware of things that are too hot; show love and affection; how warm is our bath water to avoid burning our body.

These are the main reasons I am unable to decide which one of the senses I can give up,each one is different.

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DP Daily Prompt:Overload Alert

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“Everybody gets so much information all day long they lose their common sense.”— Gertrude Stein

Do you agree?

I agree with the above statement and it’s true we forget to use our common sense and eventually lose it. We do not give importance to our thinking because someone out there has all the answers, we do not value our common sense we begin to doubt ourselves.

Having said that I will be the first one to admit some information we get through media and different ads teach us things we are not aware of. It does not necessarily mean we should follow anything or everything.

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365 Writing Prompts: Sorry, I’m busy

Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone but you didn’t.

I do remember someone I know wanted me to help her with some of the translations I’ve done of Tagore’s work, actually she wanted to have them for her son who was working as a story teller somewhere outside North America. I felt I didn’t want her to have them because I wasn’t sure what she intended to do with them.

This is one I can remember,I always do help when I’m asked, I met a new resident in our town she wanted to learn how to make “Ras Gullah”(cheese balls in Syrup) it’s a dessert famous in Bangladesh, I went to her house and showed her how it’s made, whether she tried or not I don’t know.

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Fiction: The Porcelain Doll

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Monica wanted a porcelain doll as her birthday present, the parents gladly bought one and reminded her to follow the instruction, “How to take care of her prized possession.”

She dressed her doll the best way she could, she was happy to see how gorgeous her doll looked, she named it, “Nefertiti”, the Egyptian queen.

Her friend Patricia heard about Monica’s doll and came to see if it was as pretty as her classmates told her, to her surprise she didn’t think she’d seen a doll prettier than Monica’s, her friend’s reluctance to let her touch the doll infuriated Patricia, she made plans to steal it and bury it in the ground.

After her friend left that day,Monica remembered seeing something in Patricia’s looks which made her concerned, was her friend thinking of something evil was all she thought about the whole day, she fell asleep early evening, suddenly she woke up in the middle of the night and found her doll missing, she looked out the window and found Patricia digging a hole in the ground, slowly the doll was laid in the hole and the ground was covered up,Monica let out a horrific scream, she started crying and yelling, “How could you do this to me?”

The noise awakened the parents,mom and dad came running to see what was going on, they found Monica crying and yelling, “She buried my doll,” the parents rummaged the room frantically, they found it neatly tucked away in the doll- house!

 

 

 

 

 

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DP Daily Prompt: Curve Balls

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When was the last time you were completely stumped by a question, a request, or a situation you found yourself in? How did you handle it?

Last week we were given a paragraph in our online course which we had to read and quote one brief passage from Iqbal’s prose or poetry which may be connected with this thought— and explain briefly why we think so. And also make an effort to be brief, keeping in mind that my comment needs to be read by others. I am writing it here so that my readers know what the passage is.

Every Muslim believes in the Unseen, and understands the term to include all the invisible realities mentioned elsewhere in the Quran,e.g. angels, heaven, hell, and so on Iqbal wants us to expand that the signs of God in our soul which are mentioned by the Quran itself are to be included in the Unseen in which we believe.

We were expected to quote one brief passage from Iqbal’s prose or poetry which may be connected with this thought–and explain briefly why you think so.

This is where I was stumped I could find the poetry and prose without any problem,but they didn’t seem to be brief. Eventually I found two, which were very brief, here it is: The actual words with translation, ” Hai tujhe wasta bazahir se,

Aur Batin Se Ashna Hun Main.”

Translation : You deal with the outward aspects of things

I know what lies within.

I took the word briefly seriously and wrote my answer accordingly, then found out I didn’t have to be so brief.

So as they say in the phrase,”You live and learn.”

I certainly learned something very valuable.

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365 Writing Prompts: Bookworms

Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the Image brings to mind.

The tenth word is: FIRST

 

Google Image: A circle divided into ten parts, first part is shaded,the color is green.

The image green brings to mind a lot of things such as a green garden, green with envy, green grass, green apple, green bananas and so on.

Color is extremely important,it helps us to relate through sensation, we react towards a specific color. When someone is jealous we say he/she is,’green with envy,’ we don’t always associate green with envy, there are a lot of  green things that are soothing, such as green grass, the grass reminds us that nature is coming alive, when we see green apple we feel the sensation of something sour, whereas green banana tells us it’s not ripe yet, but then again some green bananas, called plantains can be cooked we don’t need yellow plantains.

When we think about traffic lights, green tells us to go,yellow means caution and red tells us to stop.These signs are necessary it gives us the kind of freedom we need in a world full of vehicles and people, it teaches us the need for safety by using different colors of lights.

Color shows celebration of life in a variety of ways, in some parts of the world people paint their faces using different colors. Statues and monuments are built and painted in vibrant colors. They are done that way to attract tourists who visit these places and help to improve the economy of that place.

History tells us colorful tales through archaeological sites, architecture, art and literature. The story of “Taj Mahal” in India is famous which tells us it was built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal , Emperor Shah Jahan’s wife.

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DP Daily Prompts: To Do? Done!

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Quickly list five things you’d like to  to change in your life. Now write a post about a day in your life once all five have been crossed off your to-do list.

Here is a list of five things I’d like to change in my life:

1. unclutter my clothes closet.

2. Fix the basement.

3. change the living room furniture.

4. clean out the refrigerator.

5. Read the books I have in my shelf.

My clothes closet looks half decent. I put my clothes in order, the ones I won’t wear I  put aside for the clothes line people to come and pick up.

I have ordered new furniture to replace the old ones. I’ll call habitat for humanity to pick up the old furniture on Monday.

I am hoping the refrigerator can be cleaned in a day.

Reading the books will take a lot more time,I’ve already started one of them, hopefully I may finish reading them in a couple of months.

So about four months from now I’ll have a decent looking clothes closet, I’ll start getting rid of the unimportant things in the basement.

In a week’s time the furniture store will send the furniture we ordered.They are responsible to unpack and put them where we want.

I have to take out all the food out of the refrigerator clean it and put back only the ones that are in good shape.

Once four things on my list are crossed off my to-do list. I’d relax and start reading the books I haven’t read yet.

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DP Daily Prompts: Soulful Machines

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Machines, appliances, and gadgets sometimes they feel like they have their own personalities– from quirky cars to dignified food processors. What’s the most human machine you own?

My human machine I think is my little chopper, I use it often when I chop onions, garlic and ginger, it’s helpful for small things I do not have to go down to the basement to get the large food processor. It works like a charm and does it fast. This is the only gadget I think helps me out in times of need.

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