Don't miss this wonderful piece written by Rosina Khan discussing a National Poet of Bangladesh & some songs.
I'm certain this will interest everyone.
I've only glanced over this one, because my morning is proving to be quite hectic.
Please read & comment on her work.
This is what Rosina says about this piece:
This piece is in continuation of the article, "Playing the Harmonium." In the new article, I give backgrounds of the popular Bengali Poets and talk about the parts of some more songs composed by them. Read on.
https://hubpages.com/literature/Bengali … ngs-Part-2
Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to two of the most renowned poets of our times. Both Rabindra Sangeet and Nazrul Sangeet are outstanding. I love music, and I love their compositions.
It was a pleasure to watch your videos. I had read your earlier article too.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.
Thank you Brenda, for highlighting this in the forum
I am delighted, Chitrangada, that you enjoyed the article, along with the videos. I am glad you like listening to both the Sangeets, loving music and their compositions. I highly appreciate your comments.
I went ahead and posted this one.
I will finish reading it when I have time.
It looks very interesting.
Thanks Rosina for introducing me to a form of music of which I am unfamiliar. Playing and singing to the harmonium would be fun. I used to strum a few chords on a guitar and sing to it. Thanks Brenda for sharing her work with us.
Playing guitar and flute have been on my wish list forever. I can play harmonica though but still an amateur. It was good to see you singing with the harmonium and I am glad you chose a topic to state about our renowned poets...However, I do not think that mood makes much of a difference in their selection. I think both of them have their own pool of fans and followers who would choose their favourite poet’s songs or poems by default in any mood or state. A good read!
I am glad, Farah, you enjoyed the article. Happy to know you can play some of harmonica. Some follow only Nazrul Sangeet while some others follow Rabindra Sangeet but there are also followers listening to both the Sangeets.Thank you for your comments. Much appreciated.
Oh yes, that would be me! Lol I do love both their work and also Lalon. Specially some of the renditions. Here’s one of ‘em.
A hard rock version https://youtu.be/g6Y6kKwkhcY
Sharing a bit from an article to explain what it means...
“Written by extraordinaire Lalon Fakir in the classic, magical era of the late 1700s.
The unknown bird in the cage, how it flies in and out.
The narrator uses personification to depict the throbbing, enchanted soul as a bird that goes in and out of a cage made of bones, ribs and flesh of the human body. The soul that in not encaged like the other parts of a human’s physicality but a free, unconfined and untied anatomy.
If I could leash it with my mind’s chain, I would never let it go, yet how does it go in and out.
Here, the narrator talks about if he could capture the soul with a leash he would never let it go for spiritual voyages and he would keep it intact to his body, forever and always, to protect it from all kinds of emotional pain and heartbreaks.”
I love the sentiments and thoughts of Lalon Fakir. Comparing the bird going in and out of the cage to his own soul and how he would leash it to keep it inside his body make it sound all awesome. Really I am intrigued by his imaginations and pondering. Thank you for sharing, Farah.
This is a very interesting article Rosina. This is new music foe me and the words are lovely. I had not heard of this talented man before, so I learned something new. Thank you for sharing this information.
Thanks for posting Rosina's article Brenda.
We do have some great poets and songwriters, dear Pamela, but since most of their work never get translated they don’t get popular in other parts of the world. Surovi has spoken about two of the most renowned Bengali poets Kazi Nazrul Islam and Rabindranath Tagore...and Lalon Shah, whose song “khachar bhotor ochin pakhi” I have shared is another one.
The International mother language day which is observed on 21st February originates from our country, Bangladesh.
Here is a Wikipedia link https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna … nguage_Day
So people here take pride in doing their work in their native language.
Sorry, Surovi, for flooding your thread with all this extra information that I couldn’t stop myself from sharing.
Blessings for you.
It's completely okay. This is a discussion forum and so, Farah, you are not breaking any rule.
I noticed Pamela referred to one talented man/poet although I have talked about two great poets of our country. I just thought I would overlook it.
And thank you for sharing all the lovely information referring to our country.
I guess that’s my fault. I talked about all three of them at the same time and that might have sounded confusing. Anyway, I am glad that Pamela liked the song lyrics. Most of Lalon songs have very deep meaning. Translation wouldn’t do justice to them. Thank you, Surovi, for bringing up the topic and thank you, Brenda, for sharing this article. Blessings to you all. Now I am playing the above Lalon song on a repeat lol.
Hi Rosina, I had missed the first article about the harmonium, but I read it now before this one. I had heard of these poets before and liked the words of the songs you included. The videos you shared of yourself playing the harmonium and singing were impressive. Well done.
I am delighted, John, that you read my first article, "Playing the Harmonium" before moving on to read the current one about, "Bengali Poetic Songs Part-2."
I love the fact that you have heard about the poets earlier and you liked the lyrics of their songs. I am also happy to know you liked my playing the harmonium and singing.
Thank you, John, for supporting my works and appreciating them. You made my day. All the best to you and have a great day.
This is a great and informative article, Rosina. I am familiar with both the poets and I learned Rabindra Sangeet as well during my music classes. The video you shared was really melodious and I loved the reading the translations. I read your previous article too. Thank you for sharing them.
Thank you, Ankita, for your lovely comments. I am glad to know you learned Rabinra Sangeet during your music classes. I am happy to know you enjoyed the article including the video. Thanks for reading my previous article. Gratitude for that. All in all, much appreciated.
by Pamela Oglesby 7 days ago
Rosina has written an article about songs she likes and there are some videos with Rosina singing. Take time to read her article.https://hubpages.com/literature/the-son … ke-to-sing
by Pamela Oglesby 9 months ago
Check out Rosina's part 3 of her series on playing the harmonium where you listen too her song and hear her sing.https://hubpages.com/literature/Playing … ium-Part-3
by Rosina S Khan 16 months ago
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by John Hansen 16 months ago
Please read Brenda’s word prompt for this week “Forgiveness.”https://discover.hubpages.com/literatur … ty-Week-46Great job, Brenda. This should inspire some interesting responses. Thank you for the write up on my “snowflake” article as well.
by John Hansen 10 months ago
Here is Brenda’s eagerly awaited Word Prompt for the week: Happy.https://discover.hubpages.com/literatur … ty-Week-54What a great word, especially in response to Misbah’s recent forum post. I also loved the videos included with the article, Brenda…great inspiration and tips for the writer.
by Ravi Rajan 4 months ago
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