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Rabindranath Tagore Poems

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by Tagore, Rabindranath
 Art thou abroad on this stormy night 
on thy journey of love, my friend? 
The sky groans like one in despair. 

I have no sleep tonight. 
Ever and again...Read More



by Tagore, Rabindranath
 Anghiari is medieval, a sleeve sloping down
A steep hill, suddenly sweeping out
To the edge of a cliff, and dwindling.
But far up the mountain, behind the town,
We too were swept...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 Mother, let us imagine we are travelling, and passing through a
strange and dangerous country.
You are riding in a palanquin and I am trotting by you on a
red horse.
It is...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long. 

I came out on the chariot of the first gleam of light, and pursued my...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 I must launch out my boat. 
The languid hours pass by on the 
shore---Alas for me! 

The spring has done its flowering and taken leave. 
And now with the...Read More



by Tagore, Rabindranath
 This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike, 
strike at the root of penury in my heart. 

Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. 

Give...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 If it is not my portion to meet thee in this life 
then let me ever feel that I have missed thy sight 
---let me not forget for a...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 The morning sea of silence broke into ripples of bird songs; 
and the flowers were all merry by the roadside; 
and the wealth of gold was scattered through the...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 If baby only wanted to, he could fly up to heaven this moment.
It is not for nothing that he does not leave us.
He loves to rest his head on...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 Time is endless in thy hands, my lord. 
There is none to count thy minutes. 

Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers. 
Thou knowest how...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 If people came to know where my king's palace is, it would vanish 
into the air.
The walls are of white silver and the roof of shining gold.
The queen lives...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works 
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards. 

Away from the sight of thy face...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it 
droop and drop into the dust. 

I may not find a place in thy garland, but...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
 I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my baby's very
own world.
I know it has stars that talk to him, and a sky that stoops
down...Read More