Rabindranath Tagore

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

Fairyland


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 in a palace with seven courtyards, and she
wears a jewel that cost all the wealth of seven kingdoms.
But let me tell you, mother, in a whisper, where my king's
palace is.
It is at the corner of our terrace where the pot of the tulsi
plant stands.
The princess lies sleeping on the far-away shore of the seven
impassable seas.
There is none in the world who can find her but myself.
She has bracelets on her arms and pearl drops in her ears; her
hair sweeps down upon the floor.
She will wake when I touch her with my magic wand and jewels
will fall from her lips when she smiles.
But let me whisper in your ear, mother; she is there in the
corner of our terrace where the pot of the tulsi plant stands.
When it is time for you to go to the river for your bath, step
up to that terrace on the roof.
I sit in the corner where the shadow of the walls meet
together.
Only puss is allowed to come with me, for she know where the
barber in the story lives.
But let me whisper, mother, in your ear where the barber in
the story lives.
It is at the corner of the terrace where the pot of the tulsi
plant stands.

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004

Do you like this poem?
10 person liked.
4 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: mother, magic, silver, river, together, hair, people, world, sleep, smile

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 (Fairyland by Rabindranath Tagore )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. A Winter Walk, Phil Soar
  2. The Heart Foretells, Patti Masterman
  3. Louisiana Weather (Short), Nika McGuin
  4. Darling Dare, katusiime jeresi
  5. That And This, Indira Renganathan
  6. Florette's Woods, Nika McGuin
  7. Merger, Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi
  8. Naat-Zaufishan Nabi Hayn, Akhtar Jawad
  9. Extension, Asit Kumar Sanyal
  10. Of the old church, Emmanuel George Cefai
[Hata Bildir]