Daily Post Prompt : Admire

In response to daily post’s  one-word Prompt: Admire

From a very young age I loved poetry,fortunately I studied in a school where my teachers were nuns, they inspired us to appreciate poetry, we were  given ample opportunity to read and recite poetry. I loved learning them. It was my favorite subject.

When we came to Bengal the poems of Rabindranath Tagore was very popular. Tagore wrote poems of different seasons, one of his poem is : Brishti pauray tapoor toopur, translation is rain is falling drip drop. During the rainy season we recited this poem in the house as it kept us busy.

Tagore also wrote song lyrics these are called Tagore Songs. I enjoy listening to his songs. When  I started blogging I didn’t know what I could write about, I knew a participant from the online course, he suggested I should translate Tagore’s poems. I was pleased I had something to post in my blog.

I also am very fond of English and American poets, sometimes I recite some of the poems all by myself, it keeps me from worrying about things that I cannot change.

We lived in New Delhi and Rawalpindi where my father worked. We the siblings picked up the Urdu language from our Urdu speaking friends in our neighborhood. My Dad encouraged us to learn other languages, but he wanted us to know Bengali which is our mother tongue. The only language we spoke when we were in the house was Bengali. My Dad did not want us to forget our own language.

In school I studied in an English medium school, but we were encouraged to learn one other language. I signed up to to study Urdu. I had the opportunity to memorize poems in three different languages, I enjoyed reciting poems in all three languages.

My favorite Bengali poet is Tagore, English poets are ; Wordsworth, T A Daly,  and Longfellow, Urdu poets are Allama Iqbal and Mirza Ghalib.

I like all kinds of poems, lately I’m enjoying writing limericks.

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They ask me what do I admire the most

I reply without a doubt poetry of course

Where else can you find rhythm and rhyme

So learn poetry don’t waste your time! 🙂

 

 

 

DP Daily Prompt:Spinning Yarns

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What makes a good story teller, in your opinion? Are your favorite story tellers people you know or writers you admire?

 

In my estimation,a good story teller is one who can maintain the attention of his audience till the end of a story.

My favorite story tellers are writers I admire. One of them is Roald Dahl, his stories are meant for children, but adults love them too. One good example is me.

I read many stories written by him, the best one is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The kids I taught were so enthralled by it every day the first thing they said  was , can you  read Charlie and the  chocolate factory?

His other equally fascinating book is ,”James and the Giant Peach.”I think I liked this one more than the kids.

My second favorite author is, Gordon Korman, the titles he chose for his books was extraordinary,l he has the gift. Who wouldn’t be interested if the title was ,”I Want To Go Home”, or “This can’t be happening  at Macdonald Hall.”

Gordon Korman wrote his first book when he was in grade seven, his teacher asked the students to write an essay in class, Gordon wrote ,”This Can’t be happening at Macdonald Hall.” The teacher loved it so much ,he told him to get it published. Scholastics Book Company published it,instantly Gordon became famous.

There are other story writers  I admire, but these two are my favorite!

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365 Writing Prompts: Free to be me

What’s the character trait you admire the most about yourself?

I like my curious nature, it helps me to study about a variety of subjects  I’m not familiar with. It keeps me interested in reading about everything in our environment. I do not pretend to know a lot of things I haven’t heard about.

I’m always willing to learn, I’ve found out I can even learn from someone younger than me. In this age of technology the younger generation know a lot more than me. I do not hesitate to learn from them.

I love to be friendly and nice provided I’m not treated poorly by my fellow humans.

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365 Writing Prompt: Earworm

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, or song, lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.

I normally think about poets and their poetry. This morning I was thinking about the little boy who was told by his father not to leave the deck  before he returns.

The poem was titled,”Casabianca” by Felicia Hemans.

I remember we had to memorize this poem and recite in front of our class. This was one of my favorite poems, I loved the rhyming and more so the story of the faithful son who did not leave the deck without his father’s permission.It is a sad poem but I admire the boy’s determination to stay and not leave even though the deck was burning.

The verse I liked the best is:

And shouted but once more aloud,

“My father must I stay Stay?”

While o’er him fast , through sail and shroud

The wreathing fires made way.

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