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 : Lurch

In response to one-word prompt : Lurch

My baby sitter left me in the lurch,

She didn’t give me time to search.

Good sitters are not easy to find,

I thought I would lose my mind.

Suddenly I was  lost in a trance,

I was thinking what if by chance.

My mom would come and stay with me,

And say, ‘Dear Ranu I think I can see.’

You need me, I’m delighted I can spare,

A few days with you and the kids so dear.’

Some one shook me I opened my eyes,

Saw a pretty woman, I tell no lies.

Said she, ‘I was walking this way,

Someone stopped me on this day.

‘Please help my Ranu, be her sitter,

It’ll help her and you’ll feel better!’

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Daily Prompt : Recite

In response to daily prompt : Recite

Standing before an audience and recite a poem is never easy,

The first problem is forgetting the lines which  makes one dizzy.

Then what is the trick,

To make one’s brain click?

Don’t look at the audience, this will make your recitation easy!

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Daily Prompt : Solitary

In response to daily prompt : Solitary

A Solitary Town

tiny place with seven thousand people,

Solemn and friendly stands the church steeple.

Oh the CO-OP is the place to buy groceries,

Long live our supermarket there is no worries.

I‘m  sure the citizens appreciate this store,

There is none better than this one I am sure.

food inspector comes to check the fresh food,

Rarely will he find stuff  that will change his mood.

Yes everything from food to toiletries are in good shape,

This store is famous for its very own scotch tape.

Oh believe me,  such a fine store does exist,

When you visit this place you’ll be proud I insist.

No  one who comes here is disappointed!

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Daily Prompt : Unfurl

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt  :  Unfurl

I unfurl my mind what do I see,

My little town staring at me.

I ask her quietly what is wrong,

She reveals her reply in a song.

‘You failed to visit me after you left,

You have gone and I am bereft.’

‘Can I do something to heal your loss?’

‘Visit one more time my  lovely boss!’

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Daily Prompt : Grainy

In response to daily prompt : Grainy

While walking on the grainy sand I discovered, it is not easy, my feet  slips, it ‘s difficult to balance my body, and keep walking.

Also the sand is rough on my feet. It’s no fun. Sometimes I wonder how the volleyball players manage to keep their balance when they play outdoors on a sandy beach.



Daily Prompt : Jiffy

In response to prompt : Jiffy

I watched the twister coming closer,

It took a moment to spread disaster.

The house disappeared in a Jiffy,

And the magician yelled catastrophe!

Sally jumped cried out, ‘foul,

I never heard the twister growl.’

For a few second, Mom said nothing,

The lame cook bellowed, ‘I found something!’

What they found or lost is not the question,

It is now time for serious reflection!

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Daily Prompt : Organize

In response to prompt : Organize

I remember once I was given a list of words, I had to arrange them in alphabetical order. It may seem an easy task when you hear about it. You may even say alphabetical order, it’s easy. It really takes some thinking. Here is a poem, it may tell you, putting things in order is not an easy task.

Construct, co-ordinate, create, catalogue, classify,

Are some synonyms of the prompt Organize.

Let us put these words in alphabetical order,

All these words begin with the letter C

Let’s read the words and see which C word comes first,

Catalogue is first, classify is second, co-ordinate  is third,

Construct is fourth and create is the last word in this order.

Can you guess how I’ve come to this conclusion?

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Daily Prompt : Glaring

In response to prompt : Glaring

Today is a sunny bright day in our city, the sun is so bright it’s almost blinding.  I did not wear my sun glasses, when I went out. I felt it  because I could not look outside.

When I boarded the bus I noticed the blazing sun on the seats on one side of the bus. To protect myself I sat on the opposite side. There was a lady on the bus she smiled, I said, ‘it’s too sunny and warm on the opposite side, this is why I took the seat on the shady side.’

Then I laughed and told her, ‘we do not seem to appreciate nature if it is sunny we complain, if it rains we  pray for sun.’

Apart from the discussion of nature we also criticize people if they make glaring omissions on purpose.  Once a student of mine scored 98% in the standardized test, he was put in C group, when he was supposed to be in group A.  To me this was not a mistake but it was done on purpose. This kind of discrimination is outrageous!

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