Writing 101,Day 15: Take a cue from your readers, my favorite song, posted and translated by Ranu
Assignment: Choose one from the list.
Do you have an all-time favorite song? Why is it significant?
The following is my favorite song, its meaning is very deep, the poet himself writes about his suffering.
My heart cannot rest in this ravaged land,
No one feels fulfilled in this pointless world.
The nightingale does not complain ,
about the guard or the hunter.
I was destined to be imprisoned ,
during Spring harvest.
Tell my yearnings to go somewhere else,
There is no room in my tarnished heart for them.
The Nightingale feels great joy ,
sitting on a branch of flowers.
While my heart is strewn with thorns.
I prayed for a long life,
I was only decreed four days.
I spent two days longing,
and two waiting.
My days are over now,
and evening has fallen.
I intend to sleep with outstretched
legs, in my tomb.
How wretched am I !
I couldn’t even get two yards,
for burial in my beloved land!
The lyrics of the above song was written by Bahadur Shah Zafar in prison, before he died.