Tagore Song

translation by ranu

Tagore Song

My days of pleasure

are gone.

The bond of days of laughter,

and sadness is broken.

I had hoped they will learn,

the songs of my heart,

but my desires disappeared

Those wonderful days.

I often dream as if they are

moving around my broken home

hoping to see something

those wonderful days of mine

Can so much pain be mere

deception.

Are all what I see is

shadows of birds?

I wonder why couldn’t

my desires float in the sky,

Those wonderful days!

………………………………. 🙂

Destiny,Bengali Song: singer Hemant Kumar

Translation by Ranu

Ferryman’s complaint to destiny

O destiny, destiny,

How long will I,

paddle this boat ?

I help everyone cross over,

this river.

Who will assist me,

to cross over?

This boat is my father and mother,

It’s also my food provider.

All my life I believed,

it is my family.

Yet destiny I have,

one complaint for you.

this boat is my home,

one that provides me with,

roof on a hot day.

During the day the,

sun smiles,

and at midnight the moon.

At times whether I’m happy ,

or sad.

During the ebb and flow of tide,

I hold on to the paddle with a smile.

No one notices when

I weep or laugh.

I only want to complain to you,

How long will I continue,

to paddle my boat!

…………………………………………… 🙂

The Best

Post by Ranu

I used to wonder what it meant, if someone said, ‘this is the best.’ It took me a while to comprehend what the exact meaning of those four words that crowded my mind, really means.

I got my chance when my husband went looking for a car he wanted to buy. He bought a magazine named ,’Consumers Report.’

My husband spent six months reading about various cars. Every now and then I’d question him, ‘hey did you find the best car?’

He’d give me a look which seemed to say, ‘Do not disturb me. It’s too complicated for you to understand.’

Then came the day when he wondered about the colour, obviously he found what he was looking for. He couldn’t decide on the colour so he asked me, ‘what do you think?’

In two seconds I said I like burgundy. From his look I knew he didn’t like my preference. He tried to make it a bit sweeter, he gave me a lot of examples why burgundy is not suitable for the climate in this country. He said because of the weather, he believes the colour lemon would be perfect. You’d be able to see it in snow or fog. I did not agree but kept my mouth shut.

Next thing I saw was a Ford Fairlane lemon colour car arriving in our parking lot. My husband was ecstatic not only he bought the best car and also his favourite colour lemon.

A month later, we got ready to move to Newfoundland. My hubby was the driver. Each mile he covered he was praising his car.

We were on Quebec highway the sunlight was gone and evening set in. It was dark and the narrow two lane highway was scary, suddenly there was a thud sound and the car’s fuel indicator turned to zero. It was a cause of worry, luckily we were near Nova Scotia, in a few minutes we found a garage. The guy at the place exclaimed your fuel indicator is bent. You must pay attention, if the indicator shows zero, it means the gasoline is half full.

Cautiously my husband drove to the ferry, which would help us get to Port Aux Basque. After arriving in Port Aux Basque, we realized there were ten more hours left to get to Gander, which was our destination.

We were taken to a hotel where we stayed for a few days. When we settled in my husband took the car to the Ford’s dealer. They could do nothing.

After five months in Gander, we had a stormy winter. My husband noticed the power steering of the car was tight in the morning. He had to turn on the ignition and wait ten minutes in the car for the steering wheel to loosen up.

Once again he took it to the dealership and the reply he got was, ‘Doc we cannot fix it.’

I could not help but remind my dearest hubby, ‘lemon is the best it is visible in snow and fog!’

………………………………………… 🙂