In response to one-word prompt : Patience
I never had so much trouble speaking as I have now,
It’s like your gathering place is not the same as before.
I ask myself who has snatched your patience and tranquility?
You were never so restless as you are today.
I don’t know what kind of spell her eyes put on me,
I was never this meek before.
Bewitching eyes were always my enemy,
I was never a victim of those eyes as I am now.
I never had so much trouble speaking as I have now!
The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do You agree? If yes how does the weather affect your mood?
I do agree the weather and the people’s moods are connected. On a bright sunny day , I see happy faces, the people move around and greet each other. The first thing they’d say to their friends or strangers is, “The weather is lovely , isn’t it!”
Weather always affects my mood, it ruins my enthusiasm to do anything, when it is raining or there is a blizzard. I’m always grumpy, I think I could have gone out if it was not raining or snowing. Actually I don’t always go out. It’s an excuse for me to stay home. I’d complain, ” see I cannot go out because of this terrible weather.
It’s my human characteristic, I blame the weather, but I refuse to say, “I’m lazy to go out.”
But I cannot let the weather off the hook either, continuous rain or snow makes me irritable, I dislike looking out the window when there is a snowstorm. The thought of huge piles of snow makes me worried, how will I clear the snow off the driveway, is my major concern. Then when the snow turns to ice,I’m terrified of going out because if I fall I’d break my leg or hurt my back. These thoughts take away my patience!
I never had trouble speaking as I do now.
Your meeting place was not like it is now.
Who has taken away my patience and calm?
I was never this impatient like now, O heart!
God knows the magic that was in her eyes,
My emotions never ran so deep as they do now,
I lacked the power of observation,
I never was overwhelmed as I am now.
I never had trouble speaking as I do now!
Tell us about a talent you’d love to have — but don’t.
I’d love to be a reasonably good photographer, only thing that comes between me and acquiring that skill is patience. I have a camera but I do not practice at all. I need to motivate myself to start using my camera.
I sometimes wonder why when it comes to using my camera to practice taking pictures, I think of other things to do. I’d love to be one of those people who take excellent photographs.
I hope one of these days I’d use my camera, I’ll make an attempt to see how far I can go in developing an entirely new skill.
This is my favorite song. I’m posting it again for my day fifteen assignment.November 20, 2015
I never had this much trouble speaking like I have now
Just like your gathering is not the same as before
Who took away your patience and serenity today
You were never this restless dear heart
God knows how those eyes hypnotized me
I was never this docile before
Bewitching eyes were always my enemy but
Never was I a victim to those eyes as I am now
Just as your gathering now is not the same as before
The singer of this ghazal is Runa Laila from Bangladesh, the lyrics is by Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor of India.
Many thanks to Khurram Shafique for reading my translation, and his advice to make some changes.
For writing 101 assignment, day 15