Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Story of a King..


Once upon a time there lived a king.. He was not only a king of all wealth and health, but also a king of all the pain and sorrow… He was very unhappy.. He sat and wept all the day..

What makes people gloomy??.. Not only when things go skewed and awry, but even piles of wealth stored away can make people sad…

Will the unhappiness go away??.. No wonder the king broods and wonders all the day.. But can he ever find peace if he’s busy punishing everyone or the other…

How can the sorrow go away??..  Not much of a chance if your palace becomes your prison…  If the king could leave his golden throne, and get out in the fields to breathe some open air, to feel the fresh dew drops under his feet.. Then he could find peace…

Once upon a time there lived a king.. He was not only a king of all wealth and health, but also a king of all the pain and sorrow… He was very unhappy.. He sat and wept all the day..




the above content was inspired or rather translated from a song, by Satyajit Ray, in one of his marvelous movies, "Goopi Gayan, Bagha Bayan".. I can't help appreciating the great man.. The relevance of his thoughts behind the poem is truly praiseworthy... 
Salutes..
:) 

4 comments:

S... said...

a serious note:
how boring was he(the king)...
wished he had tv so that he could watch rakhi/rahul ka swayamvar.. wished he had internet so that he could do some facebooking or blogging or watch some wellah rubbish stuff... ;)
wished he had atm to take care of his cash n janta's too...
wished he had aeroplane so that he could fly to the south pole...

was he married???bechari wife...sob sob sob...

anyways...
some funny note:
it has got an inner meaning,as u hav said...very deep though...happiness can be found even in the smallest things..just keep ur eyes open...read this somewhere.. :) churaya hua..:)

PS:watched the begining and the ending of "the pursuit of happyness"....missed the middle part.... :) but stil i am happy...

smile... :)

S... said...

my god!!!this is the first time i have posted such a long comment....
so khush ho ja boss...
:)

Anurupa Ganguli said...

I was reading a lot of blogposts and finally found this one. I must say a good post from you after sometime...Well this reminded me of this poem by Rabindranath Tagore...And I hope it explains all I need to say...So here it goes..
"Dekhite giyachhi porbotmala, dekhite giyachhi sindhu
dekha hoy nai chokkhu meliya,
ghor hote shudhu dui pa feliya
ekti dhaan er sheesh er upor ekti shishir bindu!"

It's a wonderful when I think of Rabindranath Tagore that he was so ahead of his times and so modern..and wrote stuff which are relevant even today..I guess timeless..And similar is this man whose thoughts and views brought him the Oscar..But one thing I would like to ask you...Do really talented people get noticed and get what they deserve???

Anyway..nice post..keep writing..:)

Gangeyyo said...

@anurupa..
I believe if Kabiguru is the father of bengali culture, Ray is his one of his finest successors.. Their creation is timeless.. Their art is immortal.. you truly pointed out that they were so subtle yet so ahead of their times.. I bought a VCD of Ray's Charulata.. It was wonderful.. Do watch it if you get time..
I appreciate your appreciation..
:)