Ghazal : Singer Munni Begum posted and translated by Ranu

You ask and I don’t tell these are not the circumstances: tum poochho aur mais na bataoon aise to halaat nahin

Only a little heart is broken there is nothing else to talk about : ek zara sa dil toota hai aur to koi baat nahin

who knew the dark clouds fly away without dropping rain : Kis ko khabar thi sanwli badal bin barse urh jate hain

Rainy season came but  it did not rain for me: Sawan aya lekin apni qismat mein barsaat nahin

when the heart is broken music has no meaning: toot gaya jab dil to phir sanson ka naghma kya maani

Why do I hear the echo of the flute: goonj rahi hai kyun shehnai

when there is no marriage procession: jab koi baraat nahin

Why I am sorrowful it surprises  friends ,”Qateel”     : meray ghamgin honay per ehbab hai yun hairan, “Qateel”

As if I am a stone I  have no feeling: jaise mais patthar hoon meray seene mais jazbaat nahin

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DP Daily Prompts: Sweet Little Lies

As kids we’re told , time and time again,that lying is wrong.Do you believe that’s always true?In your book, are there any exceptions?

Yes I can recall my mother telling me more than once, that lying is the biggest sin and God never forgives liars, at the same time she remarked, “if your life is in danger and lying will save you, God will forgive you.”

I’ve always told everyone this story, what they thought I never found out. As I was growing up, meeting more people taught me it’s not the only thing that saves you, there are varied circumstances when a lie helps the poor student to get motivated. I had a boy in my class who was very slow in his work, he’d look around and find all his classmates had finished the task while he was not even close to finishing it.

One day I watched him doing his work to make him feel better I said, “You’re doing good continue.”

These words of mine triggered something in his mind, he burst out crying, “Miss I’ll never make it,I will fail.”

I saw his concern, I had to say something to relieve his tension, I smiled and replied, “You are the best one in my class if you fail, no one will pass.”

Did I lie, partly, he was not the best student, but he was one of the boys who persevered and I did not believe he’d fail.

Kids sometimes cannot gauge their performance themselves, someone older or a teacher’s opinion makes them feel better.

In my teaching career I found out if the teacher is positive the student believes in himself or herself. If a lie helps a child to perform better I wouldn’t hesitate to say it!

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DP Daily Prompt: The Happy Wanderer

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I cannot be a happy wanderer even if I want to. There are certain limitations for a traveler like me. If I want to go somewhere I have to book in advance or I won’t get a seat. These days there are all sorts of people traveling everywhere. I tried to book my seat a day before my journey,the reply always was there are no seats available or you have to pay a hefty sum to pay for the last minute booking. I am never prepared to pay more than usual to book a seat. I therefore book in advance.

I have to follow a schedule if I want to buy a ticket to any destination. Summertime is the busiest time of the year to travel. Once I was told I’d have to book a year in advance if I wanted to travel to my destination.

Despite the fact I want to be a happy wanderer, circumstances are never in my favor. I have to map out in advance,where I want to go and for how long?

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Writing Prompt: Erasure

While I understand that my past was not so bad, I still think of the time we left Montreal for two years which turned out to be forever.I shouldn’t have encouraged my husband to leave the place. We thought we’d be back but circumstances were not favorable.what do I think when I look back, that probably it was not wise for us to move out.

I’d like to erase that decision because if I were still in Montreal, I’d be in constant contact with friends I met. Now I talk to them on the phone once or twice a month.

I wouldn’t have trouble visiting places like we do now. We are on an island and the  weather is a deterrent. Everything is expensive. The winters are long and harsh.Summer is short,we do not have the privilege of planting vegetables we like. These are some of the disadvantages.

We cannot have everything we’d  like, I  know that.

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