DP Daily Prompt: Unknown caller post by ranu

Unknown Caller:   Door bell rings: A stranger makes an appearance.

Ranu: Yes what can I do for you?


Doorbells (Photo credit: ☃)

Stranger: Is this your house?

Ranu : Yes it is.

Stranger : Someone called me to start delivering,’The Evening Telegram’.

Ranu: I am sorry, I did not ask anyone to deliver a newspaper.

Stranger: But would you like me to?

Ranu: No,thanks,I can get my news from television and I already pay for the service.

Stranger: Please can you help me,I have started the paper route today.So far I am unable to get any customer.

Ranu: Listen, let me make it clear to you.You rang the doorbell and lied to me.When you realized it’s not going to help,you are pleading to buy your paper.I cannot help you,this is all I’ll say.Goodbye!

DP NaPoWriMo posted by Ranu

‘Uncle and the Candies’

English: Candies, Covered Market, Barcelona, S...

English: Candies, Covered Market, Barcelona, Spain Italiano: Caramelle, Mercato Coperto, Barcellona, Spagna (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I went for a walk with my Uncle one day.

It was quite far for me I must say.

Close to our house when we came,

he uttered, ‘Ranu  what a shame’.

‘What is it Uncle dear I said’?

‘I meant  to buy some candies for you’.

I said ‘Do you think you can bring me some’?

He promised he will and left that day.

He kept his promise my dear Uncle,

with the candies he came late that night.

The night was long,I was sleeping,

‘these are for Ranu’, he told my brother.

My sibling saw the candies and thought for a moment,

he tried but could not resist the temptation,

ate them all with tremendous speed,

Ignoring all the while  Uncle’s instruction.

Next morning out he came with a smiling face,

full of charm,loaded with grace.

I wanted to know the reason quick,

he confessed his guilt,yes he did,

I was not so generous to forgive his sin.

He stood there laughing , made fun of me.

I ran to my mother to find a solution.

‘Of course there isn’t any’  she said,’what can I do,

those candies really were not meant for you’?

Raungo Witchcraft by Tagore Translation by Ranu

This is a poem of Tagore which shows him using words that are funny as well as satirical.You may view it differently.

This is how it begins:

This is quite a spell, quite a spell it is__

Show me four different sweets I will then go with you.

Sweet cheese,sweet tortuous folds,sweet red petal leaf,

sweeter than them, a daughter’s soft blow.

This is so enchanting, such a funny joke__

if you can display four white things    I will proceed with you.

White cheese,white butter, white sweet meat,

surpassing all  that will be your clear scolding speech.

Extremely colorful  is your jugglery,  colorful I must say__

reveal four incompatible items  I will then walk with you.

മലയാളം: പാവക്ക

മലയാളം: പാവക്ക (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

bitter melon, bitter wick, bitter juice of neem tree,

overshadowing all   is your bitter  unspoken  speech.

It is so magical, and so much fun__

exhibit four harsh realities and I will travel with you.

Iron , thunder bolt, the bottom of untanned leather shoe,

even more difficult is to visit your parent’s home.

It is such a funny witchcraft,  a funny witchcraft it is__

disclose four untruths  I will surely walk with you.

Magical tricks, a ghost sneezing, fake glass emerald,

better yet will  be your crocodile tears.