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 Post Prompt : Expert

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

The following is a song by Rabindranath Tagore, it is translated in three languages,Hindi, English and Bengali. Since Tagore was a Bengali, the original lyrics was written in his native tongue Bengali.

In this song Tagore has described the ever-flowing wave of life in the universe which is controlled by the Almighty. This is why he is called ,”The Maestro,” the supreme creator of life, joy, sorrow, light and music.

I couldn’t think of anything or anyone who can surpass the Almighty. I don’t know who has translated the original, in  Hindi, and English, I don’t know who the singers are either. But I’ve posted this for my readers, who I hope will enjoy it.


Daily Post : Cheat

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

Each of us have been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best as we can.____ George Allen, Sr.

I wanted to use a quote to know how much ability we have and how best we are using it. Though I can use examples of a variety of humans, whose whole life is based on cheating.

But my inner self tells me to look at myself first, can I say I’m not guilty of cheating, of course I cannot claim I haven’t. When I was teaching, I tried to tell my kids one must not cheat, it’s a bad habit. When I decided to quit teaching, I told my kids, ‘this  is my last year. I will retire after this year.’

Word got around in the whole school, I was quitting. One little girl who was in Grade Two, asked,  “Are you retiring Miss?”

I said, “Yes.”

“Please stay for two more years, I’ll be in Grade 4, I want you to be my teacher.”

From that day, each morning when I was on outdoor duty, she’d give me a big hug, “you will stay, won’t you?”

It became increasingly difficult for me to tell her I cannot stay. She didn’t forget to give me a hug, she felt somehow I’d change my mind. I didn’t, I had a sick husband who needed my attention.

When I look back I think about the little girl who so desperately wanted to have me as her teacher. I could not comply, in a way I cheated her.


Daily Post Prompt : Mistake

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

To err is human, to forgive Divine___ Alexander Pope

I have the quote of Alexander Pope, before me, yet I’m not convinced, all mistakes can be forgiven. If my mistake happens to be a misplaced letter in a word, I can erase it and thank myself I edited it on time, hence all is well.

How would anyone forgive a driver of a vehicle, whose blood alcohol level is higher than normal and who knowingly drove his vehicle and killed someone. That someone could be someones daughter, husband, or mother. How can anyone forgive this. I think this error is unforgivable.

There are many types of mistakes that can be forgiven, because they are trivial and there is no lasting effect on the human who receives it.


Daily Post Prompt : Witness

In response to daily post’s prompt : Witness

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A few years ago I went to an “Eddie Bauer Store,” in Acron, Ohio, to return a cardigan I had bought in their chain store in Chicago, Illinois. I did not open the bag, as my daughter did not like it.

On the same day another customer brought back a jacket to return at the same store. The salesman asked me if I agreed that the jacket had been worn by the customer multiple times. I knew he needed a witness who’d agree that the said garment was not returnable. I thought in this case the salesman should find out the company policy and not ask a random person to be a witness to do his job.

I like Eddie Bauer clothing, their price is very high comparatively, but they do make clothes that lasts a long time. Their return policy is too lenient, they must have a time frame when their product can be returned.



Daily Post P Obvious

In response to daily post’s prompt : Obvious

So far I’ve enjoyed the daily post’s prompts. I’m not sure about the prompt Obvious,I know what it means, there are several synonyms for the word, somehow it hasn’t helped me. It’s Obvious I have a mental block.

While thinking of mental block, I’ve realized now that I have a permanent mental block about, how to use,”pingback,’ my good blogger friend tried to explain how it’s done. I also asked one of the bloggers who uses pingback  frequently. He hasn’t replied.

Can the wordpress team explain how to create pingbacks? I will be much obliged if someone comes to my rescue. Thanks.





Daily Post Prompt : Learning

in response to daily post’s prompt : Learning

The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. _Rabindranath Tagore

I have learned, Learning continues until I leave this world for good. I remember when I came to Montreal, my husband took me to Mount Royal, it’s a large park where in winter part of it is used as a skating rink. Skaters go to improve their skating, jumps, triple axel and all the tricks  on ice. It was my first visit, I watched the little kids enjoying themselves, skating, they were so energetic and happy, I could watch them all evening.

As I was watching a little girl came near me, she spoke French, by my hand gesture I tried to tell her I couldn’t speak French or Skate. She extended her hand to help me skate, while it was so easy for her she must have thought I could also start skating. I held her hand and in seconds found myself down on the ice, once again she extended her hand for me to get up, I didn’t want to waste her time I immediately used my hand gesture to let her know I couldn’t skate.

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I was amazed how much patience she had for me, I was a total stranger, she treated me like a friend. Through my years of teaching I learned children are the most honest, sincere and friendly human beings on the planet. I did not learn this from any book or my teachers but by observation.

I had so much fun teaching little kids, I do not regret the fact that I did not teach older kids.


Daily Post Prompt : Fifty

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

There was a time when fifty dollars was worth a lot. We could buy a decent shirt with less than fifty. Right now it costs more than fifty to buy the same type of shirt, that we bought five years ago.

While our dollar is losing its value our salary remains the same. The prices of everything has gone up, whereas our dollar is steadily dropping in value.