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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Daily Prompts: The Stat Connection

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Go to your Stats page and check your 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them and write about it.

  • I checked  my three posts.
  • First one is a translation of Tagore’s poem. It’s a prayer to God.

In this prayer, the poet asks God not to save him from danger, but to strengthen his mind so he’s not afraid of danger.

If he’s unable to find a companion, he prays to God to make him able to carry on alone.

He wants resilience in the face of defeat to protect his mind. He doesn’t want God to save him but to help him so he never gives up.

He doesn’t want his burden to be lightened but he wants inspiration to carry it gracefully.

In his days of happiness he wants to  be humble and recognize God, and  keep  him from doubting God in his sadness.

  • Second one is a limerick challenge I wrote using the word “Feral” or its synonym.

My limerick is about an innocent chicken, playing in the garden, it was mercilessly scooped up by a hawk  for its dinner, neither the chicken nor its owner could save the chicken, all the owner could do was watch the whole scene and be sad. This is the story of our world the strong always oppress the weak, the weak are never saved from the tyranny of the strong as was the case with the chicken.

  • My third post is about a nomination for an award. I answered a few questions, perhaps I did well, which could be the reason for its third place.

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Book Review: The Da Vinci Code

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Book Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I finished reading this book on February 7th. I do not want to say too much, I rather not spoil the fun of reading it by writing any part of the novel. I say this much I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

There are many twists and turns, just when you think you know what’ll happen, a completely different thing happens. There are characters in it who  give the reader a good feeling for a little while, but  turns out they are not so good after all.

What I’ve learned from it is I must be careful who I trust.

I found out about the characters after reading the whole book. It’s full of suspense and mystery. It’s the first time I read a book where I couldn’t tell what will happen or how it will end.

Author ,Dan Brown was remarkable.

The book with illustrations helps.

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Daily Prompts: Live to Eat

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Some people eat to live, while others live to eat.What about you? How far would you travel for the best meal of your life?

I think I eat to live not the other way around. We all have to eat to survive, but I don’t go crazy for different foods. I like spicy foods which I can cook myself.

I’m always concerned about my food, especially how many calories I’m eating, would I be able to burn it or let it store in my body as fat?

There are so many different kinds of foods, but not all of them are healthy for us. Sometimes I get tempted to buy desserts from the store after eating once or twice I feel guilty, I let my daughter take it to her work, I do not like wasting it.

No I wouldn’t travel far for the best meal, I’ll only eat food that is healthy.

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Daily Prompts: Critical Eye

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Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.

I am fond of music, I’ve been interested since I was a little girl. My elders felt I’d be spending all of my time listening and would  fail to pay attention to my studies. As a result I listened I hummed but was unable to do any more.

I do not have requisite qualification to take the role of a music critic. I can only tell if someones voice is good or bad.Then again it’s only my opinion. Among singers who sing English songs, I have a few favorites: Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Celine Dion, Madonna and Lately I’ve come to love Adele the British Singer.

When I first heard this song, I asked my daughter who she was. She’s the type of singer whose songs I would spend hours listening. I have posted it here. I hope you’ll like it as much as I did when I first heard it.

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Daily Prompts: Naked with Black Socks

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Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the  idea of public speaking make you hide in the bathroom? Why?

My earliest experience of facing people began when I was in primary grade. I studied in a convent, all our teachers were nuns. One of the subjects in my grade was learning poem by rote memory. I loved poetry and this was my best subject. Our homework used to be to learn the poem by heart and recite it in front of the class.

The teacher made sure our intonation and pronunciation was correct. We were encouraged  to speak loud and clear , so the people at the back could hear us. To help us know if our voice was heard by those at the back, the teacher would go to the back of the classroom and let us know by hand gesture whether  our voice was  loud enough.

This was my first learning experience of reciting in front of people.

I did feel nervous at first, but later I was quite comfortable speaking in front of an audience.

My teaching job helped me to get better as years went by.

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Daily Prompts: Voice Work

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Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone _ from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson_ to narrate your posts , who would it be?

It’d be a great idea if my grandmother is able to read my blog and record it into an audiobook. I wasn’t fortunate to see her, she died before I was born.

Samuel Jackson is a busy person, I’d want my daughter to do the recording. She has a good voice and loves to record other people’s work. Why not me? After all I helped her compete in the Kiwanis Music Festival to  recite the poem ,Da Great Stronga Man, by Daley. She got first place and was selected to participate in the    “Stars of the Show.”

It would be fun to listen to her voice when the said book is completed! :)

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