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 : Jolly

In response to prompt :Jolly

This is the time of year when Jolly describes ones feeling,

We here in our city are very happy, we didn’t go shovelling.

I wish we’d have lots of rain instead of snow,

We won’t fall on cruel winter’s ice when we go.

I am enjoying all the blessings of snowless days,

For I cannot really believe this is how it’ll stay!

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Daily Prompt : Degree

In response to one word prompt : Degree

Going through years of studying to  get  a degree,

Is certainly not so easy as some may think it you see.

An individual goes through many obstacles to reach it,

Ones who beat the odds manage somehow to get it.

There are times when the smartest kid fails to get a job,

Nepotism and discrimination is a reason why he’s robbed!


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Daily Prompt ; Gorge

In response to daily prompt : Gorge

Starving Tom started gorging his food,

His mom stopped him, said, ‘You’re rude!’

‘Mom I’m sorry,’ the kid complained,

‘I’m so hungry I feel I may faint.’

Mom replied, ‘you need control,

Or your friend will tell every single soul,

I didn’t teach you table manners,

which is why your stomach is in tatters!’

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Daily Prompt : Saintly

In response to prompt : Saintly

There is a lot of temptation in our world,

These are   qualities of a saintly man,

One must never tell lies at any cost,

Must not make  money by unfair means.

A saintly person is one who is obedient

to the will of God as he understands it.

A pious man is not a racist, he treats

everyone impartially!

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Daily Prompt : Relocate

In response to prompt : Relocate

Relocating, is not always fun,

Especially when you have to run

For your life, not knowing what’s

Waiting, on the other side of the

globe, it’s stressful, it’s cruel,

It’s the worst thing man can do

to man, still it’s happening because,

no one cares a dime about it!

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Daily Prompt: Tenterhooks

In response to prompt : Tenterhooks

I was afraid to watch the live tennis match, I waited on tenterhooks for an hour to see the result on YouTube. The result was what I dreaded Roger’s opponent won, he lost to a guy whom he defeated six times in  previous tennis matches.

It therefore shows one shouldn’t be too confident, he relaxed for a moment and watched his match slipping away from him, and he could do nothing to stop his opponent!

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Daily Prompt : Age

In response to prompt : Age

I took ages to read Charles Dickens novel,

It has its ups and downs but is unbelievable.

In the beginning it seems as never-ending,

In the middle  things change and lot is happening.

Final volume helps the main character come of age,

So much so that he ultimately becomes a sage!








Daily Prompt : Sparkle

In response to one-word prompt : Sparkle

Christmas holidays make kids  sparkle with delight,

They’re  dazzled by  decorations it makes them uptight.

They want everything they see in stores,

They’re disappointed to hear no more,

For them the sky is the limit,

Parents dislike to dim their spirit.

It’s a tug of war with kids and parents,

Parents find the situation unpleasant!

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