Writing 101,day, 17: A map your muse
Assignment: Today let a map be your muse.
Tell us about your connection to a place.
I have decided to choose Bangladesh as the place , the lyrics of the song I am about to post are by Rabindranath Tagore. I have translated the Bengali words into English.My connection is I am a Bengali and was raised in Bangladesh. My ancestors are from Bangladesh.
Map of Comilla
Pen a poem inspired by the area’s topography.
Mother means Bangladesh in this poem.
Today, from the heart of Bangladesh
O Mother, when did you appear in such an exceptional way!
O Mother I repeatedly gaze at you,
I cannot have enough of you.
O Mother the doors of your temple are unlocked today!
Your right hand carries the blazing sword,
Your left removes fear and apprehension.
Your eyes reveal affection,
while your forehead conveys fierce resolve.
O ,Mother what an image of you,
I behold today.
O my dear Mother your untied hair conceals thunder
The edge of your garment glitters in the sun.
I neglected to look at you,
thinking my sad mother ,
Is alone in the deserted house .
There is no end to her misfortune.
But where is your miserable attire?
Where is that sad smile?
The sky is adorned with
The lustre of your feet.
On this night of misery
Flood the world with the flow of happiness,
Your courage resonates in my heart!
Thank you for sharing this music and translation. What beautiful poetry!
All good wishes,
Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂