Saturday, June 9, 2007

Flowers in the Tub

This is a picture of a flower in my hometown, kharagpur, 130 km away from Kolkata(Calcutta). I was amazed to see such beautiful flowers next to my door step, in an unused tub, was looking to it for minutes and then decided to take a snap. This picture reminds me the famous poem of Tagore.

In one of his Poem Rabindranath Tagore had written…

“ Dekhite giyachi porbotmala, Dekhite giyachi Sindhu.
Dekha hoy nai chokkhu melia,
Ghor hote du pa felia,
Ekti dhaner sisher opor, ekti sishir bindu. “

The English meaning is something like..

“Have seen the mountain, seen the river…
Have not had seen with open eyes
Next to my door step where lies
A dew drop over the grass looks like a drop of tear…”

The inner meaning is we often miss the inherent beauty of trivial things very close to us. We travel to see the touristy places, enjoy remote destinations, but never care to watch
“the God of small things”.
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Ash said...

Beautiful flower and verse. I have always loved Tagore's poetry.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again!

Kalyan said...

Robibar ta sarthok mone hocche eei chhobi aar kobitar anabadya melbondhone, ebong kichhuta bhabuk kore tolbar jonya. Eta khubi sotti, aamra aanek durer jinish dekhte giye, kaccher jinish ta kei hariye feli...translation khub bhalo hoyecche.

Pijush said...

@Ash, Welcome in my blog and thanks for the lovely comment. Tagore's poems are very close to my heart. You have been blogrolled.

@Kalyan, Boro bhalo likhecho bhai, tumi pratham baktyi je amar english lekhar prosongsa korecho :-)
Majhe moddhe bhabuk hoye gele mondo ki, ak natun swader aswadone monpran bivor hoye othe, onekta santo bikale chotto kore Rabidhasangeet sonar moto. Tomar moto pathoker montyobyer jonnoi to ami blog likhar anuprerona pai.

backpakker said...

very beautiful thought ...its very true that we never appreciate whats near us and we always look for something exotic ...once again , very nice poem and pic

Ash said...

Thank you!!

Pijush said...

@Backpakker, Thanks for your appreciation. You are right that we look for something different/special, but every small things close to our doorstep has its own inherent specialty which can be interpreted in many ways if we keep our eyes open.
Havent seen new photos from you many days :-)

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Good little smart flowers.....well keeping in summer....... Hats off Tagore

anu said...

Beautiful flowers.
Nice shot.
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Ash said...

No new posts??

indicaspecies said...

I think this flower is a variety of zephyranthes. Beautiful indeed..both flowers and photography!