Nov.4th: NaBloPoMo My favorite poet Tagore Written and posted 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)

I heard about Rabindranath Tagore when I first came to Bangladesh. He was a very popular poet. There used to be recitation contest in schools,the most used poems were those written by Tagore.  My sister’s friend played a Tagore song to entertain me. As soon as I heard the song,I sat up and listened,the friend knew I liked the song,she asked me if I wanted to hear it again I nodded my head, she watched me and kept on playing the song. After playing a number of times,she asked me if I wanted to hear it again,and also reminded me she had played the song thirteen times already.I was embarrassed and said no. Imagine hearing the same song thirteen times. I managed to remember the lyrics and the tune. I had no trouble singing the song.

Since that time I read Tagore’s novels,poems and songs. When I started blogging one of my online course participant advised me to translate Tagore’s poems.I have translated quite a few.

We, Bengalees are very proud of our poet. Thanks to YouTube I am able to listen to his songs.

12 thoughts on “Nov.4th: NaBloPoMo My favorite poet Tagore Written and posted by ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you very much for this.

    We are all quite lucky that you discovered Tagore so that we can discover him afresh.

    All good wishes,


    • Today my brain is on strike mode,she is not co-operating.I don’t like what I have written today.Am I burnt out
      from all that writing? I wonder.
      Anyway number 5 is ready to go. I completed it yesterday. Thank you DJ.

    • I always heard his songs,especially the one about raindrops,at that time I had no idea,who wrote them,we enjoyed
      singing it when it was raining.Monsoon season is boring,we entertained ourselves by singing Tagore’s song,rain is falling
      drip drop.

    • Yes the one I heard thirteen times is a popular song.I was unaware he wrote about the time he would no longer be on this earth,he also spun it around and talked about reincarnation,he’d be reborn,have a new name and no one would recognize him. In every verse he tells us,then you may not remember me and call me by looking at the stars.It’s such a thoughtful song!

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