365 Writing Prompts: The full moon

When the full moon happens, you turn into a person who’s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe this new you.

There is something very unique about the full moon, whenever it happens and the sky is clear, I find myself in a place I’ve never been. I am lost in my thought and go into an imaginary place where it’s me, Tagore, Rumi, Mirza Ghalib and Iqbal. I carefully listen to their conversation.

Tagore and I are the only Bengalis , the rest of them speak Persian. I am fascinated to hear this language which I don’t understand.

Tagore realizes my shortcoming and helps me out. I begin to understand a few words, but cannot carry on a lengthy dialogue. I’m advised to go back to earth and work on my language skills especially in Persian, so I can participate in their discussion.

Back on earth I turn on my computer and Google the language Persian. I know I must be ready for the next full moon, I tell myself did I really see those people or it was all my imagination. Unfortunately it was just that and I didn’t have to count when I’ll meet them again.

They have left the earth and are now in a better place, without any kind of worries, and I am here with all the trials and tribulations of the world!




DP Daily Prompt: It builds Character post by Ranu

Rumi's attributed photo

Rumi’s attributed photo (Photo credit: Eliza_Tasbihi)

Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a notab...

Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938), a notable Muslim philosopher, poet and scholar from India (then British India) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My favorite character with whom I’d love to talk is certainly  Allama Iqbal. There are several questions on my mind.The one which is of primary importance is how does he find life after. Has he been able to explore the universe,since he is relieved from writing and talking to people,who did not care to know him.

What is the place like,is it better than life on earth. Does he get to spend long hours with Rumi about the people they left behind. I’d tell him I am studying about him and our facilitator is very helpful. Sometimes I have problems understanding his writing, I am trying,he will be proud of me. I will also discuss, ‘Shafiques ‘ book Republic of Rumi. It’s a wonderful novel,it is a novel of reality. We have completed several chapters.

I cannot keep him too busy answering my questions,I have to let others have a turn. I’d thank him for his contribution and ask if it is possible for him to see me one more time!