365 Writing Prompts: B+

Write about what you did last week-end  as though you’re a music critic reviewing a new album.

The above is a Bengali song by two new singers. I think they are okay but I will not give them a B+. I think they have to train their voice better, their voice is one level it is necessary to train their vocal chord, to sound better. Right now it’s only in the infant stage. I will not give them a B+, may be a C-

I did not translate the lyrics, I think when you see and hear the song you can guess what it is about.

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DP Daily Prompt: New Skin

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If you could spend the next year as someone radically different from the current “you”–a member of a different species, someone from a different gender or generation, etc.– who would you choose to be?

I’d love to be Rabindranath Tagore, to see if all his creativity rubs off on me. His poems, his stories, his non-fiction and his songs is what makes him who he was.

For starters I’d like to concentrate on his songs and pay more attention to the lyrics. I’m always motivated by his songs, the soft melody makes the songs beautiful.

I always wanted to learn singing, but could not my mom was too scared for she thought I may not get the kind of education she wanted me to have.

Now it’s different I can live in the world of fantasy for a while and be what I’d like to be, a singer, who is able to play as many musical instruments as is humanly possible. Pull out of the archives some of the best songs of Tagore and sing them with ease much like a professional. That will be awesome for me!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/dp-daily-prompt-new-skin

 

 

 

 

365 Writing Prompts: Brainwave

What’s the last idea you’ve ever had? Regale us with every detail of the idea–the idea itself where it came to you,and the problem it solved?

I once thought why not I translate the lyrics of one of my favorite Tagore songs.

I sat down listened to the  song and felt only a poet like him can write lyrics like that. I heard the song many times never cared to think what it was about, sang with it, then suddenly something told me he is actually telling us how everything will be, when he is gone.

In the last verse he writes, “Who says I won’t join my friends in the playground, I’d participate in all the games.”

It seems he came   full circle, he was born lived life, then death took him and he was reborn.

The title of his song is,”Forever Me.”

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/365-writing-prompts-brainwave

 

 

Ghazal lyrics by Bahadur Shah Zafar singer Mohammed Rafi translated by unknown, posted by Ranu

Lagta nahin hai dil mera ujrhey dayyar mein :My heart has no repose in this despoiled land

Who has ever felt fulfilled in this futile world?

The nightingale complains about neither the sentinel nor the hunter

Fate had decreed imprisonment during the harvest of spring

Tell these longings to go elsewhere

What space is there for them in this besmirched heart

Sitting on a branch of flowers 

The nightingale rejoices

It has strewn thorns in the garden of my heart

I asked for a long life, I received four days

Two passed in desire,two in waiting

The days of life are over

And the evening has fallen

I shall sleep legs outstretched in my tomb

How unfortunate is Zafar !

For his burial 

Not even two yards of land he was granted

In the land of his beloved!

Aami duranto baishakhi jhor posted by Ranu

English: The Andaman Cellular Jail was the sha...

English: The Andaman Cellular Jail was the shadiest prison of the British rule in India. Now it is Indian National Memorial and tourist attraction at Port Blair, Andaman. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is one of my favorite songs.The singer is Jaganmoy Mitra. I don’t know who wrote the lyrics.The translation is done by the singer. The song was written during the British rule in India. When you listen you’ll get to read the translation as well.