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 : Patience

In response to one-word prompt : Patience

I never had so much trouble speaking as I have now,

It’s like your gathering place is not the same as before.

I ask myself who has snatched your patience and tranquility?

You were never so restless as you are today.

I don’t know what kind of spell her eyes put on me,

I was never this meek before.

Bewitching eyes were always my enemy,

I was never a victim of those eyes as I am now.

I never had so much trouble speaking as I have now!

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Daily Prompt : Incubate

In response to one-word prompt : Incubate

My mom loved all kinds of animals, she had a lot of hens, when the hen started   laying eggs she prepared a basket for the hen to lay all the eggs in it. After a few days the hen would sit on the eggs and covered them with her warm feathers.

We had a lot of fun watching the hens, when it was time for the eggs to hatch, we’d quietly watch  when the little yellow chick would break out of the eggs with its beak.

The video below is from YouTube.

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song, posted and translated by ranu

When time stands still,

My mind refuses to

pay attention to a friend’s call,

I lean on my head

On the window grill,

My thoughts keep

reminding me,

No one talks like my Dad.

He’d say Come,

Come little girl,

Come and sing with me,


Come and learn,

New tunes.

When nothing satisfies you,

Sit and play the tune

On the piano,

Come little girl

Come little girl come.

When my eyes get tired

And my coffee is cold,

I throw away all

the poetry books,

And I  wish I can

Hear my Dad calling ,

Come little girl come,

Come my dear,

Come with me right now,

Let’s get out of this city,

And make a fuss like

You did when you were

A child, you dragged me

away from my work.

Come little girl come,


When I went to  the shop

To buy new beautiful clothes,

I looked at the mirror

and imagined

Dad calling,

come  my darling.

Come my dear let me

see you before anyone else,

I want to see how you fashioned

your hair, what you used

for your eyes,

Every one gets older,

I wonder how many,

Can hear the sweet voice,

like my Dad saying

Come little girl come.

Hold my hand tight,

So I can bring you back

your lost childhood,

Come my dear little girl


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Daily P rompt : Provoke

In response to one-word prompt : Provoke

The Nagging Child

Have you  ever met a nagging child,

Who irritates you by questions wild.

I met such a child on a very sunny day

Who came in  a hurry to say.

‘Miss do you like to bathe in the sun,

It really is wonderful and a lot of fun?’

I felt  agitated and  said:

‘Why don’t  you go sun bathing,

and leave me alone.’

Hearing this she sat down and pouted,

I  knew you aren’t friendly

this I never doubted!

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Daily Prompt : Noise

In response to prompt : Noise

The terrible noise in the nearby room,

Gave me a sense  of impending doom.

I followed the sound to check it out,

To my dismay I watched  kids running about.

What’s the problem I asked, ‘shouting,’

‘There’s  no problem, we’re  just playing .’

‘Okay,’ is all I could muster,

‘Perhaps you mustn’t fluster!’

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Daily Prompt : Grasp

In response to prompt   :  Grasp

I was twelve when my father died. It was difficult for me to comprehend the meaning of death.

For several years I firmly believed my Dad will come back. My younger siblings and I found it hard to accept that we’d never see our Dad again.

Some things in life is not easy to grasp, such as death!

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Daily Prompt : Captivating

In response to prompt   : Captivating

Sophie’s Captivating eyes!

Our little Sophie has mesmerizing eyes,

Her captivating look is full of surprise.

I know when she folds her paws and looks,

She’s saying, ‘I am hungry, put away your books.’

I am yet to see a similar fascinating feline,

Who uses her eyes to express and doesn’t whine!

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Daily Prompt : Meander, a Tagore song, posted and translated by Ranu

In response to prompt  : Meander

Meandering River

O wandering river tell me,

Where is your country,

Is there no end to your,

aimless wandering?

Are you homeless,

because there’s nothing

to hold you back?

One moment you

begin to ebb,

The next moment,

you are flowing.

You break one shore,

and rebuild the other.

What will you do

for one who loses both  shores?

You’re wrong to think I’m a stranger,

Don’t you have some time,

To tell me about your joy

and sorrow?

O wandering river,

I’m only asking you a question,

Don’t you have time,

to answer me?

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Yankee Doodle went to town posted by ranu


Daily Prompt : Suddenly

In response to prompt : Suddenly

Our Unexpected Guest!

One morning suddenly I heard a knock on our door, I wondered who was knocking the door, this early, I opened the door, to my surprise I found my aunt with her five kids smiling at me. I tried to understand how could she come so fast from India.

Then my sixth sense alerted me it took her as much time to arrive at our doorstep as will someone else. What happened was they made their decision to come, but failed to let us know that they’re coming. A courteous family wouldn’t do this.

But my aunt thought : I’m going to visit my sister’s place, I don’t have to let her know in advance?

The problem was my mom was out of town, I was in the house with my younger siblings and older brother, who was busy with his newly married wife.

I was responsible for cooking, and feeding my siblings. It was a chore thrust upon me. At 15 it was a huge responsibility for me. Adding another family of five kids was not something I asked for.

I remember I spent all  my waking  time catering to the needs of my siblings and on top of that an aunt who perhaps had no idea about cooking for a family. She liked eating and sitting on the bed and ordering her eldest one.

She unexpectedly arrived and took it for granted that I must be ready ‘at her beck and call.’

I compared her with my mom, she was not like my other, in fact she was the exact opposite, she was lazy, all she did was sit around and make others run around keeping her happy.

Each morning I prayed for my mom to come  home, I was tired of looking after her lazy sister and family.

When mom finally came back, I was happy to hand over the kitchen back to her!

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