Nov.4th: NaBloPoMo My favorite poet Tagore Written and posted by ranu https://sabethville.wordpress.com

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 https://sabethville.wordpress.com

  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,

    robert

    • 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.
      Ranu

    • 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.
      Ranu

    • 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!
      Ranu

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