Shakunthala 1.1

This is a collection of short stories that I have written inspired by Hindi and Malayalam songs that I enjoy watching. Songs I know the story of I use or adjust the actual story. With others I make up a story around the songs. With malayalam songs I can translate. With Hindi I am forced to invent and imagine. Some songs may be from the same film. Others may be from different films. I may also do imaginative things like make someone a fairy, elf or vampire even if they were not in the original.

Shakunthala 1.1

Hydaspes the river God had eleven fair daughters, known collectively as the Apsara or water nymphs. The Apsara were beautiful, youthful, and elegant, supernatural female beings, able to change their form at will and dance to perfection. The youngest Shakunthala, emerged from one of the clear crystal streams with two of her sisters to sing and dance on the grassy river bank. A haunting melody the three Apsaras sang;

In the cerulean blue skies,

Is there a God?

I don't know.

Beneath the rich, fertile earth,

Is there a God?

I don't know.

 

Do you hear the sound of,

The clear crystal stream?

Do you hear,

The incessant tinkling,

Of the light, gentle rain?

 

We don't know,

We don't know.

 

In the cerulean blue skies,

Beneath the rich fertile earth,

Is there a God?

I don't know,

I don't know.

 

On this lovely morning,

All my hopes and dreams,

Will they come true?

 

Will I find a companion,

With whom I can dance?

With whom I can sing?

With whom I can wander?

With whom I can relax?

The End

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