A rainy day musing…

A rainy day musing….
I wanted to go to the nearby post office this morning to post my income tax acknowledgement to I T Dept., Bangalore.
It was raining heavily. My wife told me to carry the umbrella along. I searched for my umbrella but I could not find it. I suddenly remembered  a cute little “sher” that I had heard long ago,on this ocassion. Here is  the original in Hindi first :   
 
Jab Jab Garja Baadal , Teri Yaad Ayee
Jhoom Ke Barsa Saawan , Teri Yaad Ayee
Bheega Main Lekin , Phir Bhi Teri Yaad Ayee
Kyoon Na Aaey Teri Yaad ?
Tuney Chhatri  Jo Abb Tak Nahin Lautayee !!
  
Here is my effort at a passable translation into English :
As and when the black clouds thundered
I remembered you.
When it rained whole day long in torrents
I remembered you.
I got throughly drenched in the heavy rain
And yet, I  remembered you .
Now, ask me why I remembered you dear
The reason is very simple and crystal clear.
You have not  bothered to return my umbrella
You had borrowed from me last year !!
 
E…n…j…o….y….!!
 
    
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8 Responses to A rainy day musing…

  1. safiyyah says:

    Very amusing. Thanks for tha laughter. Regards.

    safiyyah, uk
    Aug 20, 2010

  2. lina mistry tandel says:

    Brocaji, Very romantic and amusing…both a nice combination… Regards,

    Lina Mistry/Tandel, Va. USA
    Aug 20, 2010

  3. J S Broca says:

    Dear Safiyyah and Lina ji, many thanks for your lovely responses.

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Aug 21, 2010

  4. mamta agarwal says:

    After being homebound the whole day due to heavy downpour, this has perked me up. I love monsoons, but your English translation made me burst out in laughter. You really have funny bone and make us smile all the time. Thanks.

    Mamta agarwal, Noida- UP
    Aug 21, 2010

  5. J S Broca says:

    Dear Mamta ji, I am glad the poem made you laugh. Laughter is the best medicine.

    J S BROCA, New Delhi
    Aug 22, 2010

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  7. nilouffer says:

    Jitoo ji,

    You let the bubble of romance burst into laughter! Had a good laugh. Thanks.

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