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,


Daily Prompt : Risky

In response to daily prompt :  Risky

I always found walking on ice rather Risky,

Keeping my balance while walking is tricky.

Walking from home to my job took five minutes,

In Winter the same distance to walk was ten minutes.

The size of the road remained the same as in Summer,

The ice on the pavement made my walking pace slower.

When the streets are icy it’s dangerous to walk carelessly,

The slippery street  scared me so I walked carefully.

Each day I prayed winter to come to an end faster,

But Winter did not rush it enjoyed leaving slower!

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Daily Prompt : Loyal

In response to daily prompt : Loyal

Sometimes people are loyal to an individual for the wrong reason. Especially if this person is not dependable.

By being a staunch supporter of an individual comes at a high cost.

I learned a lot from teaching little kids,   that they do not blindly follow someone, they   are selective, the moment they suspect someone they like is making them lie, they will speak out, regardless of the fact, this is their favorite person, they are not afraid to ditch  this kind of person.

Kids can tell who is honest and who is not. I think we can learn a lot from some nine-year old kids. Honestly!

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Song Bengali, singer Subir Sen, posted and translated by ranu


There are so many melodies and songs I deal with daily,

I fear if these come to an end, I know you too will forget me,

Life is short, how many more sweet memories,

we will have together I do not know,

Still I am happy to find you, even though I know

some day I will lose you.

I tried my best to sing that song well,

perhaps it could not please you.

Today nothing gives me pain, I managed to forget her.

There is no guarantee in life, what we have today,

tomorrow we will lose,

I know you will forget me!



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I love this song !

Daily Prompt : Cloaked

In response to daily prompt :  Cloaked

Halloween is coming watch out all ye kids,

Be sure to let mom check your treats dear kids.

Cloaked  in Pirate’s suit frighten me not,

For I’ll hide myself in the bad witch’s pot .

Then who’ll give out my delicious candies to Y’all,

Just tell me you’re a fake I must not worry at all.

I’ll come out ready with buckets full of treats,

For all you sweet little kids in your awesome disguise!

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Daily Prompt : Tame

In response to daily Prompt : Tame

I found out even our pets need discipline. Our Raphael is the one who needs the most. To tame him I use my stern voice, he knows I am serious, which keeps him from chewing our books, climb the mantelpiece, and fight with the other cats.

All three of them watch me when I threaten Rafa for bad behavior. Sophie imitates whatever Rafa does, I have to correct her too by using my favorite words, ‘Sophie, it’s a No, No.’

It’s amazing how she understands what she is doing is wrong!

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Daily Prompt : Fraud

In response to daily prompt :  Fraud

At a time when certain groups in the world earn their living by cheating, it’s important  for innocent people to trust no one.

The other day there was an article in Reader’s Digest, it tells us to use caution when throwing away receipts, especially when we use a credit card  to pay for the goods we buy.

I bought a shredder to shred anything important before I throw away the receipts, sometimes I wonder if going paperless is the way to go.

Technology is awesome but it can also hurt us if we are negligent.

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Daily Prompt : Exceptional

In response to prompt : Exceptional

When I was teaching, I learned an exceptional way,

To Tame a spoilt child, by ignoring him every day.

Soon he gave up his unusual tantrums of jumping,

When he saw no one in the class was laughing.

His mom asked me, ‘how did you do it?’

Simple I said,  ‘he doesn’t like the word ignore a bit!’

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