Rajnish Manga

Gold Star - 135,071 Points (September 10,1951 / Meerut (UP) / Presently at Faridabad (Haryana) , India.)

Limerick R41 Spanish Grandee / स्पेनी सामंत (Hindi) - Poem by Rajnish Manga

A Spanish grandee of Havana,
Who stepped on a bit of banana.
Came down in the mud
With a dull, sickening thud.
While the band played, 'The Star-
Spangled Banner.'

- Name of this original English limerick writer is not known
- उपरोक्त मूल अंग्रेजी लिमेरिक कविता के लेखक का नाम ज्ञात नहीं है

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- Hindi Translation is done by Rajnish Manga
- हिंदी अनुवाद रजनीश मंगा द्वारा किया गया

स्पेन देश के सामन्तों में एक थे उम्र दराज;
केले के छिलके पर फिसले घनी हुयी आवाज;
धरती पर वह आन गिरे,
होश फ़ाख्ता हुये निरे,
तभी बैंड ने गीत बजाया 'सदा रहे यह राज.'

Topic(s) of this poem: spanish, fall, noble, royalty

Form: Limerick


Comments about Limerick R41 Spanish Grandee / स्पेनी सामंत (Hindi) by Rajnish Manga

  • Marie Shine (5/29/2017 12:51:00 PM)


    Wow! This is the first Limerick I have come across which sticks to the exact format and the trade mark of a Limerick is that it is funny and this Limerick ticks all the boxes for me. Beautiful work, Rajnish. The rhythm and rhyme are perfect, the flow is effortless, the depiction is brilliant and I am sitting her laughing. Success! Wonderful Limerick! Thank you for sharing. Full marks from me... (Report) Reply

    Rajnish Manga Rajnish Manga (5/30/2017 1:46:00 AM)

    I am pleased and honored to have received such a wonderful review along with a positive feedback about the make-up of this particular limerick poem. Credit goes to the original writer. I have tried to be as close to the spirit and form of the original poem as possible while doing its Hindi translation. Thanks a lot, Marie.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/20/2016 3:01:00 AM)


    In the mud! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2016 7:33:00 PM)


    Great translation. Enjoyed both the versions. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (2/8/2016 6:55:00 PM)


    Amazing, wonderful and beautiful. Rajnish Manga is number one in writing Hindi Limericks. (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (1/31/2016 11:10:00 PM)


    Wonderful Limerick in excellent Hindi. Loved it Rajnish ji.
    Full Marks!
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  • Kelly Kurt (1/31/2016 3:23:00 PM)


    Excellent! I am sure Wes will like this one (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 31, 2016


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