Blogging 101,Day Four: Identify Your Audience

Today’s assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.

Today I have chosen Rabindranath Tagore my favorite poet to write about. Tagore’s poems and song lyrics portrays everything from nature, to human misery, to happiness, he has covered it all.

I will write his poems and song lyrics which is all about nature. I am positive, he felt the same as William Wordsworth who wrote and I quote here: The world is too much with us ; late and soon, getting and spending , we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; we have given our hearts away, a sordid boon.

Tagore loved Nature which is why he hated to study in an enclosed building. Humans should have the freedom to enjoy nature. With this in mind, he built the school named, Shanti Niketon(house of peace) here students studied outdoors, they had the freedom to move around.

Tagore loved children, he wrote song lyrics and poems with children on his mind.One reason could be he lost his mother when he was very young, this probably encouraged him to write poems about the interaction of a child with his/her mother.

I have known Tagore’s poems from a very early age, partly because the poet and I speak the same language i.e. Bengali ,I lived in Bengal, my parents were Bengalis. I am very fond of poetry and Music, Tagore’s work provided all of that.

Today I have embedded  a children’s song , the lyrics are written by Tagore. The subject is “Freedom”.

This is my translation:

Let us have freedom,do not hold us back

just like the birds in the woods that  fly around happily

Like the heavy rain, that falls without resistance

Like the  bondless  clouds and wind that move around in the skies

Like the dance of the firewood that encircles everything

Like the thunder that roars from the cloud

Like the roar of uncontrolled laughter where there is no barrier.

Let us have freedom, do not hold us back!

 

This is my day four assignment. I have tried to attract those adults who are children at heart as I am.

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365 Writing Prompts: Singin’ in the rain

Safe inside, toasty warm,while water pitter-patters on the roof…..  describe your perfect rainy afternoon.

It is morning where I live and the skies are cloudy,there is rain in the forecast and heavy rain the weatherman says.While sitting at my desk I’m trying to think, why are we having rain in the middle of June. A voice inside me says, ” do not complain Ranu, make the most of it, do something, enjoy it, or at least pretend you wanted rain on this day June 15th.”

I console myself, so what if Nature is a bit confused what we should have at  this time of the year, since it wants to give us rain,we might as well start singin’ in the rain.

I am inside, my room is nice and warm, I think I’ll do something enjoyable this afternoon.

When we the siblings were very young and had no idea of how the world works enjoyed anything different, the rain was something everyone welcomed after days of excessive heat.

Mom would hastily get the rice and lentils and cook a delicious meal. She knew she needed to cook something else to eat with the rice, so beef curry took all the votes. At meal time we’d wish for rain every day to have Mom’s delicious rice and lentils dish and my favorite the beef curry.

The above was how I remembered rain. Right now I’m thinking what can I cook to make it a memorable day. It will be rice and lentil mixture served with beef curry, yum yum!

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