Thursday, February 19, 2009

some of my favorite songs - tagged by dhir

This is a tag from Dhir...... I am to list 10 songs from two languages which are soulful, slow and melodious and my favorites.

I choose Hindi and Bengali...... not English because Dhir has listed almost all of my favorites. I am putting them in randomly mixed as and when I find them..... but guys who are not bengalis do listen to them they will hit you inspite of language barriers:

1) Chader hasi Badh bhengeche...... This one is a Rabindra Sangeet..... It is about the beauty of the lover's smile and nature...... amazingly sung by Indranil and Indrani..... It gets my heart out of my body and just puts lots and lots of peace there..... enjoy!!!!

2) Another Rabindra sangeet...... Akash bhora surjo tara by Shrikant Acharya. This one fills my heart with spellbounding light and happiness!!! What does it do to you???

3) you must have heard the remake in Hindi but listen to this one as well

4)My most favorite song all time..... Nothing compares to it !!! ever !!!! LOVE CANT GET BETTER THAN THIS EVER!!!

5)Second all time favorite song...... nothing can beat the feel of wind on your face on a bike..... just you and the road and you wish it never ends!!! My favorite pair Uttam and Suchitra!!!

Now for the hindi I havent been able to find my most favorite song in Hindi it is a song by Pankaj Udhas..... Abhi ghar na jana..... if anybody can send me the link please do!!!! I will be grateful!!!

6)This is a song from the hindi movie khatta mitha Thoda hai thode ki zaroorat hai

7)Tujhse naraz nahi zindagi hairan hoon main..... another favorite reserved for nostalgic moments

8)Tere bina zindagi se koi shikwa nahi !!!

9) Jab koi baat bigad jaye.... a Favorite of hubs he simply loves this song!!!

10) Pal pal dil ke paas tum rehti ho...... you are always close to my heart!!!

11) Main pal do pal ka shayar hoon!!!

12)Gori tera gaon bada pyara by yesudas!!!

13) bade ache lagte hai

14)Suhana safar aur ye mausam hasi

15)Dil tadap tadap ke keh raha hain aa bhi ja

16) this is currently my hello tune !!! if you call me this is what you get to hear!!! my favorite song has many memories attached to it.

17) Ei shohor theke aro onek dure...... lets go away far far away from this city where the sky ends..... something I feel like doing all the time!!!

18)bhalobasi bhalobasi..... I love..... yes I love!!!

19) Purano shei diner kotha bhool bi ki re aay...... Can anyone ever forget those days bygone !!!

20)abhi na jao chod kar...... do not leave me right now!!!

21)Khoya khoya chand...... literal translation...... lost lost moon!!!

Sorry Dhir you asked for 10 songs I have given more than that....... just could not help it like your biryani and masalas!!! hehehehe!!!!

20 and one for luck!!!

more to come !!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Blossom Never Knows

The Blossom Never Knows
Dilip Kumar Roy

The blossom never knows the fragrance sweet
That in its blossom’s mystery lies,
The deeps that mirror forth the Infinite
Question its secrets with their sighs.

For whom throng still the murmuring bees,
Restless amid the perfumed trees?
Whose memory thrills the impassioned breeze
And paints the magic skies?

Whose one lamps through the way-lost night
Glimmer in moon and starry light?
Whose glory in the dawn breaks bright?
For whom yearns all and cries?

For whose greatness down the ages long
Are the wide heavens a sapphire song?
For whom runs the stream with bablling tongue,
Repeats whose harmonies?

Whose breath perfumes trees, flower and grass,
Inspires the atoms’s dance in space?
Whose trailing robes in twilight pass,
A shadow in longing eyes?

Oh, if thou never wilt appear,
Why are thy masks of Beauty here?
Why sound thy anklets everywhere,
The spell that never dies?

My heart forgets that in my heart
Thy throne for ever lies.

Poems of love

Poems of love
Pablo Neruda

I can write the saddest lines tonight
Write for example: ‘The night is fractured
and they shiver, blue, those stars, in the distance’
The night wind turns in the sky and sings.

I can write the saddest lines tonight.
I loved her, sometimes she loved me too.

On nights like these I held her in my arms.
I kissed her greatly under the infinite sky.

She loved me, sometimes I loved her too.
How could I not have loved her huge, still eyes.

I can write the saddest lines tonight.
To think I don’t have her, to feel I have lost her.

Hear the vast night, vaster without her.
Lines fall on the soul like dew on the grass.

What does it matter that I couldn’t keep her.
The night is fractured and she is not with me.

That is all. Someone sings far off. Far off,
my soul is not content to have lost her.

As though to reach her, my sight looks for her.
My heart looks for her: she is not with me

The same night whitens, in the same branches.
We, from that time, we are not the same.

I don’t love her, that’s certain, but how I loved her.
My voice tried to find the breeze to reach her.

Another’s kisses on her, like my kisses.
Her voice, her bright body, infinite eyes.

I don’t love her, that’s certain, but perhaps I love her.
Love is brief: forgetting lasts so long.

Since, on these nights, I held her in my arms,
my soul is not content to have lost her.

Though this is the last pain she will make me suffer,
and these are the last lines I will write for her.

Dream land

Christina Rossetti

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
She sleeps a charmed sleep:
Awake her not.
Led by a single star,
She came from very far
To seek where shadows are
Her pleasant lot.

She left the rosy morn,
She left the fields of corn,
For twilight cold and lorn
And water springs.
Through sleep, as through a veil,
She sees the sky look pale,
And hears the nightingale
That sadly sings.

Rest, rest, a perfect rest
Shed over brow and breast;
Her face is toward the west,
The purple land.
She cannot see the grain
Ripening on hill and plain;
She cannot feel the rain
Upon her hand.

Rest, rest, for evermore
Upon a mossy shore;
Rest, rest at the heart's core
Till time shall cease:
Sleep that no pain shall wake;
Night that no morn shall break
Till joy shall overtake
Her perfect peace.