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,

58 thoughts on “My favorite song by Tagore moved by music weekly challenge,translation and post by Ranu

  1. Reblogged this on PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS and commented:
    A new friend came to my blog. I paid a visit to her blog and found a post I want to share with you. Please listen to the song, watch video and pay special attention to her translation of the Rabindranath Tagore’s song.

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  3. Rabindranath Tagore is such an inspiration. I read some of his work during my high school days. This reminded me of him. Thank you @ranu802 for this. 🙂

  4. Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing this with us dearest Ranu. I really love Tagore’s work, it allows us to contemplate on the hidden messages and ponder upon life and all its wisdom! Thank you.

  5. Your Blog is very Attractive. Good Work.
    I liked Tagore’s song. Have high respect for The Man.
    Very sweet poem, telling his followers that “he will be gone, but his poems and songs will stay on forever”.

    • It’s a pleasure to meet you, I love Tagore’s songs, poems and his stories,the whole bit.
      He is an inspiration for us Bengalis. We grew up singing his song about rain, the weather.
      He was a great writer. Thank you so much for liking his poetry. 🙂

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