Thursday, January 18, 2007

The madman's song II

The syllable pattern followed is 4-4-4 syllable count for the refrain and a 6-6 count for the lyrics. The translation is not 100% sincere to the original. Mostly, there is an extra word at the end of the line which is added for rhyme and meter.

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

People in this world all
When oppose and stand tall

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

Thinking low about us then
When slander be made by men

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

A life thus when we lead
To beg plead and then feed

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

Objects of all desire
When we lose them entire

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

Dames in bosom and robe
When they cast eyes that probe

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

When friends shall poison feed
Into our mouths indeed

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

Armies that raw flesh delight
When they bring spears and fight

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

This sky when it crumbles
And upon us tumbles

There is no fear
There is no fear
Nothing called fear

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4 comments:

JAB said...

Love this poem..almost like a chant to ward away fear.
Maybe the refrain can put after each stanza? It will add to the effect...while reading..

"Go tell everyone,
I bow to none.
not when people rile me
or walk over me;
not when they spread slander
or call me a madman;
Yes! go, tell everyone,
I bow to none.
I beg to feed myself
I have lost all the things I loved-
Will that make me bow down?
Not for a woman with all her charms,
Or for friends who with poison me beguile;
Bring out your men
all strong and armed
I am not afraid, No!
For I bow to none.
what, the sky is falling down,
do you say?
Let it fall, let it crumble
let it break me asunder,
Me, the mad man,
I shall walk alone
I shall walk alone
with head held high;
For I bow
To none."

அக்னிபாரதி said...

@JAB - Changes made! :) As usual, your adaptation is lovely!!!! I wish you would put them as posts one day...

Ravages said...

@Jab: Fantastic adaptation!

devan said...

Nothing at all because all thing one one thing all this the secret of the god. So love each and every thing in the world because all are the god of parts