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 : Authentic

In response to prompt : Authentic

Authentic  Dishes!

We  like authentic dishes Mexican and Indian,

My most favorite dish  is chicken korma.

It is  spicy aromatic and simply good,

Just taste my mom’s  you  won’t eat other food!

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Daily Prompt : Genie

In response to prompt : Genie

Arabian night Folklore!

Perhaps it started as a folklore, in my mind we have a little of the Genie in us. I came to this conclusion after reading the prompt. We too can at times create   some magic simply by concentrating on our thoughts.

Of course our creator enables us to do so, when He thinks our cause is genuine. I’d like to share a few anecdotes which may prove my point.

After graduating from the university, I thought of studying further and the best thing for me was an education degree. I shared this idea with my classmate, she suggested to go to another city in Bangladesh where this course  is given.

Next thing we were on our way to Mymensingh. We met the vice Principal, she told us we were two months late, therefore we cannot register for the education degree course.

The Principal thought we had guts therefore she agreed to let us register. Somehow the building itself felt scary and I couldn’t imagine spending a year in that building.

I came back to Dhaka,  I was lost, I had no idea, what I should do. In the meantime I wished I could go somewhere else to complete the degree.

I then went to the common room of our residence,  I picked up a news paper, to my utter disbelief I saw an ad. for scholarships. I applied  and  got  the scholarship..

Did my internal spirit make it happen,  I often wonder?

There were a few others,   But I’d stop here!

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Daily Prompt : Fret

In response to prompt : Fret

Feel Uneasy!

fret a lot about everything ,

From the tiniest to the mightiest king.

When I’m distressed I increase my worry,

I agonized,  I hurt her feeling,  I must say sorry.

To the person I may have wronged,

Who’s upset I can sing her a song!

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Daily Prompt : Crank

In response to prompt : Crank

Traveling by Car!

Says the kid at the back, ‘I’m too hot,’

Mom replies, ‘open the window a crank.’

‘I’m roasting, can I raise  a bit higher?’

‘No, wear a lighter shirt, it will be cooler!’

Away they get going,  they see, McDonald sign,

‘Mom, I’m hungry can we stop for a burger?’

Mom replies, ‘no I can’t stop for a burger .

‘Stop talking we’ll be home soon,

I’ll cook some for you little lune.’

The kid continued complaining ,

Mom ignored  and kept on driving!

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Daily Prompt : Song, Bengali song translated and posted by ranu by Ranu

In response to prompt : Song

Don’t Turn The Light On!

ও আকাশ প্রদীপ জ্বেলো না
ও বাতাস আঁখি মেলো না
আমার প্রিয়া লজ্জা পেতে পারে আহা
কাছে এসেও ফিরে যেতে পারে।।
তার সময় হলো আমায় মালা দেবার
সে যে প্রাণের সুরে গান শোনাবে এবার
সেই সুরেতে ঝর্ণা তুমি চরণ ফেলো না।।
ও পলাশ ফিরে চেও না
ও কোকিল তুমি গেও না
লাজুক লতা হয়ত গো লাজ পাবে
তার মুখের কথা মুখে রয়ে যাবে
তার অনেক ভীরু স্বপ্ন জাগে আশায়
আহা হৃদয় মাঝে সুরের খেয়া ভাসায়
দোহাই বকুল ছন্দে তাহার দন্ধ ঢেলো না।

O sky do not turn the light on

Don’t open your eyes o wind,

It will make my beloved shy

She may turn around and leave

It’s time for her to  give me the garland

She will sing a song with her heart

Do not use her tune to come down o fountain

O tree of red flowers do not look

Sing not o dear Cuckoo

It will make my bashful creeper shy

Her words will freeze in her mouth

Her timid self has many dreams

Alas her tune floats in the middle of her heart

For God’s sake O flower do not confuse her rhythm!





Daily Prompt: Deplete

In response to prompt : Deplete

Don’t deplete be discreet!

Childhood lessons are valuable indeed,

It teaches you discreet and avoid deplete.

One should exercise caution spending money,

Or else the coffer is empty you can’t buy food sunny.

Overfishing and overspending gives you shock,

Overusing anything will deplete the stock!

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Daily Prompt : Glimmer

In response to prompt : Glimmer

Glimmer Of Hope!

Each day she sat beside his bed,

Hoping he’d open his eyes and smile,

The people around her sat quietly,

It seemed she was the only one,

Who had a glimmer  of hope,

perhaps,God will answer her prayer,

All she wanted was two more years,

She fell asleep hoping against hope,

Someone shook her, she looked,

The verdict was, ‘he passed away

The clock of life is silent forever!’




song by Firoza begum, posted and translated by ranu

Your eyes full of water ,

Your border veil  stuffed with flowers,

Alas which  shall I choose,

My mind is anxious!

If I take the flowers,

The tears will vanish.

If I take your sobs

The flowers won’t blossom.

Watching you thread the garland,

Arouses my feeling of receiving it,

I love more when you weep in my absence,

I am afraid to lose you,

this is why I stay aloof,

My aim is to help you bloom,

and then leave,

My dear restless nightingale!

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Daily Prompt : Froth

In response to prompt : FROTH

A Frothy Experience!

I washed  the lentils and put it on the stove to cook,

Forgetting all about it till I heard the swishing sound,

I watched in horror  the foam rising and falling,

Please lentil I yelled, calm down stop frothing.

But the pot, the lentil, and stove, kept churning around,

Oh Me Oh my, what will I do, the lentils are running away.

I cannot stop them, then came a voice, ‘you silly human,

Take the pot off the stove this instant was the cranky sermon.’

Alas I did what it said, the result was a soiled stove top,

With a clean wet cloth I kept rubbing the pot,

Hubby came running exclaimed what did you burn?

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