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 : Guilty

In response to WordPress prompt : Guilty

Guilty As Charged!

Two days in a row Alice baked cookies for a bake sale. She put them in a cookie jar. She noticed one jar showed less cookies than she had filled.

She called her son Stephen to find out if he had seen his sister Helen  quietly eating the cookies.

Stephen walked in and immediately pleaded innocence. Mom he said, ‘I swear I did not eat the missing cookies.’

Alice looked at him and replied,  ‘How do you know I’ll ask about the cookies?’

Stephen’s face turned red, ‘I  thought you called me to find out.’

‘I can see a cookie thief in front of me,’ said Alice, ‘you better admit or you’ll be grounded for a week for lying.’

A week for eating a few cookies, it’s not fair Mom, but the politicians lie all the time why aren’t they grounded, they don’t steal cookies they steal money, no one punishes them!

Alice did not expect this and replied,   ‘I’m teaching you a lesson, so you do not tell lies or eat cookies without permission, and when you grow up you will not lie  or steal. At this moment You are guilty as charged!

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Daily Prompt : Assumption

In response to prompt : Assumption

Wrong Assumption!

Once while walking with my friend on the campus of our university, I saw our linguistic Prof heading our direction. I pointed out in Urdu, dekho mister dari aa rahe hain. Look Mr. Beard is coming.

He overheard while passing by and made no comment. Next morning he said, Miss Sabeth can speak Urdu.

I must clarify why I made this silly assumption, First of all he was an Englishman, secondly his name was Baird not beard, I pretended it was beard which means dari in Urdu. He was English so I guessed he didn’t understand Urdu.

He also mentioned he lived in India for two years. I was embarrassed. It taught me a lesson never to think or assume about someone’s knowledge!

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Daily Prompt : Disappear

In response to prompt  : Disappear

The Fish that disappeared!

Once we bought a fish from the supermarket. We didn’t know the name of the fish but bought it any way. I was happy we’ll taste a new fish. In the evening I cleaned the fish steaks, heated a pan to fry it. I put the fish in the pan, moments later I saw the fish was disintegrating, I let it cook thinking it’d be ok. To my surprise the  fish melted and disappeared, all I could see was the oil and nothing else.

From then on we tried to remember what the fish was like to avoid buying it !



song by hemanta posted and translated by ranu

One day I’ll disappear like the road

I will not come back like the river

Like the day my time will end

and I will never come back

Like the fallen leaves in the wind

my mind will build its nest

in a painful sky

I will disappear like the shadow

While leaving when the traveller

Looks back and thinks of the past

His heart breaks when he

thinks about the bygone days

when the light fades from my eyes

and my mind takes over

I feel this is the end

I will never come back

I came to this  world alone

and alone I must leave it

My happiness will end

It will never come back!

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Daily Prompt : Awkward

In response to prompt : Awkward

An Awkward Situation!

Some people deliberately put others in an awkward situation. I had the misfortune of knowing someone who enjoyed appearing out of the blue  when she was least expected.

It happened more than once. I recall the time when my aunt and I went to watch a movie in one of the movie halls in my hometown. 

I was about to enter the hall when suddenly I heard a loud voice : So this is where you are!

I turned around, there was my relative laughing, I was furious, I tried to stay calm, but she continued to embarrass me, the person at the door interrupted her: ‘Madam the movie is about to start, can you leave, please.’

Later the gatekeeper apologized and said,  ‘Who is she?’

I just said, ‘someone I know,’ and quietly walked in the theatre with my aunt.

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Daily Prompt : Narcissism

In response tom prompt : Narcissism


Narcissism is a fascinating topic. I’m glad there’s only 1% of the general population who has this disorder NPD( narcissistic personal disorder).

Those who have this disorder overestimate their ability and have an excessive need for admiration and affirmation.

The term narcissism comes from the Greek myth about Narcissus, a handsome Greek youth who according to Ovid, rejected the  advances of the nymph Echo. This made him fall in love with his own reflection in a pool of water.

Most people have some narcissistic traits. I can live with some traits, but for it to manifest into a pathological form known narcissistic personality disorder is sad indeed!

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Daily Prompt : Complication

In response to prompt : Complication

Drug Complication!

I learned it the hard way,

I must listen to my heart anyway.

I took pills to cure my falling hair,

Found out one must seriously care.

About these companies that claim,

Their drugs are the best ones to take,

For it stops the problems of hair loss,

It was naïve of me to believe that

Drug will cure the problem it’s a fact

Turns out it’s the worst decision I made,

These pills caused me a lot of complication

Now I am facing allergies I’ve never Known!

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Daily Prompt : Premature

In response to prompt : Premature

Premature Planting Of Shrubs!

One year in the month of June, my husband bought five evergreen shrubs and planted in front of our house. First few days they looked gorgeous and were growing beautifully.

One day the sky suddenly looked ominous, a fierce wind blew suddenly, with it heavy snow. The weight of the snow was too heavy for the shrubs to survive. People in the town believed we planted the shrubs prematurely, that even in the month of June we can expect a snowstorm.

I was sad for this unhappy event, and decided it’s not safe to plant these delicate shrubs in June. After this incidence we gave up the idea of planting evergreens altogether!

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Daily Prompt : Infect

In response to prompt: Infect

When important people tell lies 24/7, they infect everyone around them. In the beginning the people who work for them  go along with the lies,  soon they become aware they’re lying but have gone so far, they’re not able to change. They lie for many reasons, one is they’ll lose their job, if they correct their boss. Once they start lying they are unable to tell the truth.

Plato said: False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. ……………………………………………. 🙂

Daily Prompt : Thin

In response to prompt : Thin

A thin sheet of ice was the cause of her fall,

The bystanders claimed it wasn’t the reason at all.

Some thought she was too frail therefore unable to walk,

Others believed she didn’t watch and was eager to talk.

Whatever is the reason this much was clear,

She’d be bedridden for long was their only fear!

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