DP Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots Post by Ranu

A manuscript of Rabindranath Tagore's (1861-19...

A manuscript of Rabindranath Tagore’s (1861-1941) work. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I scoured the internet for uninteresting news.I did not find any. What I found are about things people like. I got no help from reading the news.

I pondered for a while about my life. It is not uninteresting.I woke up at 5:30, said my prayer,it took 26: 00 minutes. I took out Tagore’s book of poems and songs. Turned to the page where I found my favorite song,translated it in English.It’s written in Bengali mine and Tagore’s mother tongue. I think I am fortunate.It took me an hour to translate it. I posted it,something went wrong,the Oops sign came up,it cannot be found.I posted it again  with a few minor adjustments.I hope this time it is correct.This time it says ,my comment is awaiting moderation.

I went to the kitchen,had my breakfast.I wrote something for NaBloPoMo.I posted it. Then I read the daily prompt. I cannot find anything uninteresting in the  news. I cannot compare with what I did this morning. I think how I spent three and a half hours after waking up is interesting. It was time well-spent.

NaBloPoMo My city post by Ranu

English: Collage of various St. John's images,...

English: Collage of various St. John’s images, made from free wikipedia images left|thumb|200px|Water Street, St. John’s left|thumb|200px|St. John’s skyline left|thumb|200px|The Rooms, St. John’s left|thumb|100px|Cabot Tower, St. John’s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

St. John’s is the name of my city.It’s a port city rich in history and culture.It is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador,the tenth province of Canada.

The population as of 2012 census is two hundred thousand six hundred.

It has one airport used for international and domestic flights.

The climate is quite cold in winter and warm in summer. sometimes it can be hot for a few days.It is mostly pleasant in summer.

The people are very friendly,they are always ready to help newcomers.

We have one university, the name is ‘Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’,students come from all parts of Canada and there are plenty of international students. The tuition fees is the lowest compared to other universities in Canada.

I like living here,I can find everything I need from different foods to clothing and transportation.

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.

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