Five sentence Fiction: Spunk

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Patricia’s question, ” Are you a pianist  too?” suddenly awakened Mark, he  realized he was not friendly with Tracy’s cousin.

He was embarrassed when the question was directed to him, he instantly replied, “Yes I am a pianist, not as brilliant as your cousin.”

Patricia was in a mood to extend their conversation, within seconds she gathered enough courage to ask him to teach her to get better in playing the piano.

Mark was unable to make an excuse, why he couldn’t tutor her, reluctantly he agreed, Patricia was delighted to have someone who would regularly teach her, she learned the basics from her cousin she wanted to make a career out of it.

Thus began the friendship of Patricia and Mark, their week-ends were occupied  playing piano, going for coffee,walks in the nearby park, both were happy to find each other,weeks turned to months and a year, piano lessons were going well, they became extremely fond of each other, suddenly, Patricia said one day , “you know Mark you have to admit I have guts, I was able to convince you to give me piano lessons, even though I didn’t know you.”

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Song , Singers Talat and Rafi posted and translated by Ranu

In the dark nights of sorrow (Rafi sings this part)

Do not lose courage

Brighter  days will surely come

Wait for the opportune moment.

…………

I am suffering from pain all my life( Talat)

There is no remedy for it

I do not have the courage

To deceive myself.

………

Do not be suspicious   (Rafi)

Believe in yourself

Brighter days will definitely  come

Wait for the opportune moment

In the dark nights of sorrow.

…………

I am always suffering(Talat)

What did I ever get from hope

I continuously took risk

What did I get for being honest.

………

Do not destroy the love in your heart

Keep the passion alive

Better days are yet to come

Wait for the opportune moment!

……………….

This did not console my heart(Talat)

I have gained nothing from this news

The night continues to be dark

I’m not hopeful of a brighter morning.

………………..

Harvesting in Spring will soon be here(Rafi)

After another autumn

Spring will take its place

Wait for this auspicious season!

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Strength

Lillie McFerrin Writes

Jamie got ready,picked up his bag to go to the gym, he  missed a lot of time due to sickness ,it was important to go back to his daily routine of fitness exercises, after all he only had three months left to participate in the Boston Marathon.

He knew his coach would discourage him to join with the rest of his friends, he felt a few days of sickness should not be a deterrent, he was fine and confident,the time he lost without practice ,would be easy to make up.

On his way to the gym he met his friend Isaac, he  looked bright and healthy, there was a slight discomfort in Jamie’s mind, would he be able to make it, he brushed off the negative thought and walked with his friend, he was happy to meet Isaac who was an optimist.

On the way they discussed the race, how many of their friends were going, were they able to train properly, where will they stay, it was settled the coach had made arrangements to stay in a hotel nearby Isaac told him.

The day of the marathon ,Jamie was extremely nervous, his parents came to cheer him on,nothing seemed right, he was never nervous before, what was going on he asked himself, another friend Tom came to wish him luck , Jamie could not gather enough courage to tell Tom he may not be able to finish the race!

Atmatran “Defending One’s self” by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

English: Photo of Rabindranath Tagore, taken i...

English: Photo of Rabindranath Tagore, taken in 1905 or 1906 by the poet and artist Sukumar Ray, father of Satyajit Ray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a song from Tagore’s collection,named ” Rabindra-Sangeet”

Oh Lord , my prayer to you is not to save me from danger __

but to strengthen my mind so I am not afraid of danger.

I do not expect you to console me when I am in pain or  suffering,

I need the courage to conquer sadness.

If I am unable to get a companion     make me able enough  to carry on alone_

If I suffer loss,    because of deceit,

give me the resilience to protect my mind.

I am not praying to save me___

I want help so that I do not give up.

DO not console me by lightening my burden,

but inspire me to carry the burden gracefully.

In days of happiness  humbly I will recognize you__

In my nights of sadness when the world deceives me

keep me from doubting you,my Lord!

Bestowal by R.Tagore translated by Ranu

sword

sword (Photo credit: Guitarwarlord)

Bestowal   By Rabindranath Tagore

I thought I will ask you, I didn’t have the courage_

the garland you had around your neck in the evening

I did not have the courage to ask you for it.

Maybe I presumed when you leave your bed next morning

the severed garland would lie scattered on your bed.

Like a beggar I came early morning,

I still did not dare to ask for it.

This is not a garland my dear, this is your sword!

It seems to light up like a flame,  it is as heavy as thunderbolt,

this is your sword.

The early morning light came through the window     it spread all over on your bed,

the early morning bird asked in her song      ‘what did you get woman,’

it is not a garland,nor a dish, it is a perfumed water-can_

this is so— heavy.

This is why I sit and wonder,    is this your award____

where can I hide this,  I don’t have such a place.

Oh my dear ,  what kind of an award is this!

I feel weak with embarrassment,  can this ornament suit me,

I have a queer feeling in my chest  if I try to keep it  my heart aches my dear.

I will still carry it on my chest     to honour this pain__

I will take your award.

I will get rid of fear from my heart from this day,

from today all my work will sing your praise____

I will get rid of fear altogether.

You have left death in my house as my companion,

I will accept it happily and save it in my heart.

Your sword will gradually decrease my union__

I will release myself from fear.

I will not dress up for you .

It is okay if you do not come back anymore my dear,

I will not sit on the floor and weep for you     in this lonely house,

later in this house   I will not feel ashamed  of myself.

Your sword  has dressed me up today___

I will not dress up anymore.