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.