Amma’s Poem – Part 1

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Amma wrote a Hindi poem about her daughter Sonia.  We will be looking at the poem in multiple sessions, looking at just a few lines at a time.   (Look for the next part in a week or so.)

1) ॐ श्री गणेशायः नमः

2) प्यारी सोनी बिटिया

3) सरल स्वभाववाली सुन्दर सोनी

4) मधुर वाणी से सबको मोहित करती।

5) मम्मी डैडी की लाडली बिटिया

6) पढ़ रही है बहुत दूर अमेरीका में।

7) भाई – भाभी के आँखों के आगे

8) नाचती-गाती छोटी प्रियंका के साथ।

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Line by line:

1) ॐ श्री गणेशायः नमः

(oom shri gar-ne-shaayh na-mh)

[dedication to God, common at the beginning of works like poems, movies, accounting books at the beginning of the year, etc.]

श्  + र = श्र

2) प्यारी सोनी बिटिया

(pyaarii sonii biTiyaa)

Lovely Soni daughter

प्यारी – lovely

प्  + य = प्य

सोनी – Soni

बिटिया – daughter (same as बेटी)

3) सरल स्वभाववाली सुन्दर सोनी

(sa-ral sva-bhaav-vaa-lii sun-dar sonii)

beautiful Sonia having pure nature

सरल – pure, simple

स्वभाव – nature (character)

स् + व = स्व

वाली – of/having

सुन्दर – beautiful

4) मधुर वाणी से सबको मोहित करती।

(ma-dhur va-rni se sab-ko mo-hit kar-tii)

You impress everybody with your sweet speech

मधुर – sweet

वाणी – speech

से – with

सबको – to all

मोहित – impress/attract

करती। – do (from करना)

5) मम्मी डैडी की लाडली बिटिया

(mam-mii dai-dii kii lad-lii bi-Ti-yaa)

Mommy’s and Daddy’s lovely daughter

मम्मी – Mommy

म् + म = म्म

डैडी – Daddy

की – of/belongs to (same as [‘s] in English)

लाडली – lovely

6) पढ़ रही है बहुत दूर अमेरीका में।

(pard ra-hii hai ba-hut duur a-me-rii-kaa mein)

is studying far away in America.

पढ़ रही है – is studying

बहुत – very

दूर – far

अमेरीका – America

में – in

7) भाई – भाभी के आँखों के आगे

(bhaaii – bhaa-bhii ke aan-khon ke aage)

In front of the eyes of brother and his wife

भाई – brother

भाभी – sister-in-law (brother’s wife)

के आँखों – of eyes

के आगे – in front of

8) नाचती-गाती छोटी प्रियंका के साथ।

(naach-tii gaa-tii chhoo-Tii pri-yan-kaa ke saath)

with little dancing and singing Priyanka.

नाचती – dancing (from नाचना)

गाती – singing (from गाना)

छोटी – little/small

प्रियंका – Priyanka

के साथ – with

[This poem is dedicated to God]

Lovely Soni daughter

beautiful Sonia having pure nature

You impress everybody with your sweet speech

Mommy’s and Daddy’s lovely daughter

is studying far away in America.

In front of the eyes of brother and his wife

with little dancing and singing Priyanka

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