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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Writing : Intro to Poetry,Day Ten: Future

Poetry, Day Ten : Future

Poetic Device : Sonnet

I received a mint plant from a good friend,

I planted it outside so it could grow.

That it’ll survive the winter I didn’t pretend,

Patiently I waited for the spring to know,

If my plant had braved the rough weather,

It stood  tall though it was light as a feather.

……………………………..

Daily I watch its growth and dance in glee,

I tell it, ‘I know you’d hang on for me.’

Meanwhile I notice more mints are spreading,

Sometimes  dogs may trample them I’m dreading.

……………………………………

Some day I’d like to ask the botanist,

If he’d help me because he’s a specialist.

A mint plant to me is very special,

I’ll need it to make my food tasteful!

……………………………….. 🙂

 

 

 

Writing : Intro to Poetry, Day Nine: Landscape

Poetry, Day Nine:Landscape

Poetic Device: Apostrophe

#Introtopoetry

Landscape — Shalimar GardensIphone5_(6386).JPG (3264×2448)

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Shalimar gardens

You are awesome indeed.

Emperor Shah Jahan built it for Royal Pleasure,

Now   you are  Pakistan’s treasure!

……………………………

Channels of water in your gardens are fed by canals,

Your Gardens are divided into terraces,

Upper one is the Bestower of Pleasure,

The middle is Bestower of Goodness,

The lower is Bestower of Life,

I hope these names do not cause a strife!

…………………………..

I saw you when I was a student,

I couldn’t take a shot of you,

I didn’t have a camera.

This is why I have an image of you from wikipedia!

………………………………… 😦

 

 

Writing : Intro to Poetry: Pleasure

Poetry, Day Eight : Pleasure

Poetic device : Anaphora and Epistrophe

I  was happy when I met my cousins for the first time.

I was  happy to know my grandpa had an amazing garden of fruit trees.

I was happy my cousins were happy to meet me.

It was fun meeting my cousins but sad thinking I won’t see grandpa.

It was fun plucking the fruits but unhappy knowing I won’t see grandpa.

When I visited the village it hurt me to know that I won’t see grandpa!

Life gives us pleasure but tells us our life is complete if we can endure pain!

…………………………… 😦

 

 

 

Writing : Intro to Poetry, Day Seven : Flavor

Poetry, Day Seven : Flavor

Poetic Device : Found Poetry

#Introtopoetry

Found words from Tagore’s Gitanjali( A book of poetry)

Found Words: endless, to, I, moment’s, and, off, decked, singing, meditations, journey.

My pursuit for happiness was endless,

Suddenly my journey seemed fruitless.

One moment’s concentration,

Stirred up a realization.

I must try singing,

And then I started writing.

This exposed me to meditations,

My listeners’ said, ‘Congratulations.’

They decked me with garlands,

People from far off islands.

Saying, “Dear poet how sweet is thy journey!”

………………………………………. )

 

Writing : Intro to Poetry, DaySix : Screen

Poetry, Day Six : Screen

Poetic toolkit : Enjambment

My life resembles a 

Screen of laughter and

sadness.

I laughed,

when someone tried,

to show off,

and cried when things,

went oh,

wrong.

I asked my mother why,

don’t our lives,

stay still and stop changing,

She said, 

God wants us to have a taste,

of sorrow,

and happiness,

Because it’s the only,

way humans will know the,

difference,

Life is an ever-changing,

screen!

……………………………….. 🙂

 

 

Writing: Intro to Poetry, Day Five : Imperfect

Poetry, Day Five : Imperfect

Poetic Form : Limerick

I hired a contractor to fix my basement,

He employed his kid who is so efficient,

He’ll wow you with his skill

Don’t you worry he surely will

Make you say oh he is so efficient!

……………………………..

Sadly I saw  he disfigured the place

It looks like robbers burgled its face 

By throwing all my stuff

Not caring enough ,

Showing this is how he fixes a place!

…………………………………..

I called the contractor to come and see

How much damage his kid  did to me

He said he didn’t know

Where all these will go

So the  contractor’s kid threw them around for me to see!

………………………………

Thanks to this contractor, whom I will never hire

I’ve learned  not to trust these people who don’t tire

Who can only boast,

So they can toast,

People like me who trust them and hire!

…………………………………… 😦

 

 

 

 

 

Writing: Intro to Poetry,Day Four : Journey

Intro to Poetry, Day Four: Journey

Poetic Device : Simile 

‘Hurry,’  said hubby, ‘it’s a long way to go,’

The highway was as straight as an arrow.

Suddenly the road looked like a slithering snake,

Impending danger frightened us as we neared a lake.

………………………………………

Y’all be not afraid announced our experienced driver,

Soon after the car hit something hard and heavier.

‘I’m not sure what it was don’t worry, said our hero, 

But I noticed the fuel tank indicator turned  to zero.

…………………………………

Hubby the driver hit the panic button,

We went to the nearest gas station.

The guy at the station showed a blank face,

Said, ‘worry not yo gentle man, act like an Ace.’

……………………………..

Worry is my hubby’s middle name,

He thought what will all the same.

Finally we arrived in Newfoundland,

Which looked as lonely as a crow on the sand!

………………………………….. 🙂 

 

A long road, running in to the horizon