Learn More

Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Beggarly Heart


When the heart is hard and parched up,
come upon me with a shower of mercy.

When grace is lost from life,
come with a burst of song.

When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from
beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.

When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner,
break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.

When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one,
thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
23 person liked.
5 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: silence, work, peace, song, lost, light, heart

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Beggarly Heart by Rabindranath Tagore )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 5 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  5. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  6. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. The Three Kings, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  9. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men.

...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Skin Grafting 2, Kim Barney
  2. Kira I Care, Michael P. McParland
  3. King Of Kings, Michael P. McParland
  4. Keeping The Faith, Michael P. McParland
  5. In Line With Love, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. Silent Sentinel 2, Kim Barney
  7. Just Know, Michael P. McParland
  8. Just Being There, Michael P. McParland
  9. Weihnachtsglocken, Wolfgang Steinmann
  10. Luggage Lady, Randy Resh
[Hata Bildir]