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 : Gremlins

In response to prompt :  Gremlins

We have three felines, two Siamese male and one Tabby we named Sophie. I always refer to them as Gremlins. 

The Siamese have no visible imperfection. We named them Rafael and Gabriel. Rafael shows his temper by his harsh meow, but his brother’s voice sounds like a musical note, even if he is upset.

Our Tabby Sophie came  from Bell Island, when she was less than eight weeks old. I saw her in the pet store and decided to adopt her. She has some flaw with her voice, I’m not sure what happened when she roamed the island with one other feline.

The SPCA brought her to the city and put her up for adoption. Before this she spent time  with foster families. I have no idea if her defective vocal cord was due to birth defect or something else.

She is a very intelligent and happy feline, she gets along fine with Rafael.

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Daily Prompt : Nest

In response to prompt : Nest

The most important dwelling for humans and insects and animals is their nest,

Humans have a few names, such as, mansion, palace, house, hut or igloo.

Insects call theirs, cobwebs, bee-hive, while animals have their nest, den and more,

Each of us are comfortable spending our daily lives in our abode.

Rich or poor, man or woman, animal or insect we prize our possession,

Not realizing we all are here temporarily and not to get attached with it.

We are creatures of habit and we love to think this is our final destination!

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Daily Prompt : Sludge

In response to one-word prompt : Sludge

I watched in horror the kid playing with sludge,

His clothes were dirty and his face looked like fudge.

I said, ‘I think your mom will take you to task,

For allowing yourself to wear this weird mask.’

‘No miss, he interrupted, she’s used to see,

My face  covered with muck oozing out of me.’

‘Really, I said, your mom seems to have good humor,

I’m not sure I’d enjoy looking at my kid’s face  and check my temper!’

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Daily Prompt : Particular

In response to prompt : Particular

Yesterday I decided to cook something unique for supper,

To make it I needed a particular bowl which I had to order.

There were a variety of ingredients most important was chicken,

The specific bowl for making this special  dish is  ramekin.

I fried the vegetables added mushrooms and chicken last,

‘Wait a minute my daughter cried out, not so fast,

Did you not forget the, milk, cream, salt and pepper?’

‘Oh my goodness, I said,  I’m glad for the reminder,

Thanks for watching or else it could turn out a disaster!’

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Daily Prompt : Mushroom

In response to prompt : Mushroom

Frogs Umbrella

When we were little kids we had a  lot of wild mushrooms growing in our yard. We called them, ‘Frogs Umbrella,’ I know it’s a strange name for mushrooms. Our mom told us not to touch them for they’re poisonous she said.

One of my brothers’ wanted to experiment what will happen, if he ate one. My other siblings dared him to do so. I was not one of them, I was away in college.

I came home to spend my holidays with mom and my siblings. When I entered the house I noticed my brother with a  mouth so swollen, it resembled a balloon.

I asked mom, ‘what’s wrong?’

‘It’s your crazy brother, he tried to eat the mushroom, even though I told him not to. It troubled me to see him with a swollen mouth, it was so bad he could not talk.

It took days to cure his condition.

When I saw mushrooms for sale in the supermarket, it reminded me of my brother. I was always afraid and could not understand why people in North America like it so much.

I needed a lot of courage to cook and eat it. but the fear remains in my heart about, mushroom!’

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Daily Prompt : Droll

In response to prompt : Droll

The Bengali actor made a droll comment,

Rice was in short supply he loved to torment.

He said, ‘once upon a time we were rice eaters,

But our government exported it to cheaters.

Depriving us and making money is their aim,

Now we can only see the image, what a shame.’

While some thought it is a funny joke,

It didn’t satisfy the suffering folk!

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Daily Prompt : Honk

In response to one – word prompt : Honk

Some of the car drivers driving make me uneasy,

I wish I can honk them when they drive crazy.

Some drive like they’re the only ones on the road,

Changing lanes in and out is their mode.

If you blow your horn they give you a nasty look,

Making you feel you’re the one with a wrong outlook!

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Daily Prompt : Riff

In response to one word prompt : Riff

Unfortunately despite the fact we are  equal,

The fact remains that some of us still are unequal.

All the riff-raff about my friend nearly cost him his job,

The supervisor’s decision to fire him made my friend sob.

Luckily  his union gave him the protection ,

Who stepped in and cancelled the decision!

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