Poems

Poems

Seedling

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12. Poem 'Birodh' (Strife) of the book 'Bithika' written at Santiniketan in 1935. Translator's note: The Poet does not long for a Utopia, but considers...

Seedling

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9. Poem 'Madhumay Prithibir Dhuli' (Sweet is the Earth's dust) of the book AROGYA (Recovery) written on the 14th Feb. 1941, the year of...

Seedling

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Translator's note: I am unaware of any other piece better capturing the solemnity and wonder of Nature, manifesting through its both macro and micro...

Seedling

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Preamble: While Tagore was an embodiment of supreme dignity, spirituality and aesthetics, his mobility between that height and the mundane, including very refined practical...

Karmafal

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15. Poem: Karmafal (Recompense) of the book Kshanika (Momentary) written at the beginning of the 20th Century. (Translator's note: It seems this poem was written...

Seedling

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34. Poem: 'Prasna' (Question) of the book 'Parishash' (At End) written in the year 1932 O Lord, from age to age The saints carried Thy message To...

Seedling

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35. Poem: Jogin-da (Jogin the big brother) of the book 'Chharar Chhabi' (Pictures in Rhyme) written in 1937, 4 years before the death of...

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36. Poem: Samanya Kshati (Trifle Loss) written in 1899. Blows the cold wind of winter Along the river crystal clear In the rural solitude a bit far From...

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37. Poem Mukti (Liberty) of the book 'Palataka' (Fugitive) written around 1915. Whatever the doctors advise“ Though it may not be wise Keep open the windows The wind...

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39. Poem: To Bloom . [Translator's note: However much man may try to emulate God in creating beautiful things, his creations can never match God's....