Rabindranath Tagore

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

From Afar


The 'I' that floats along the wave of time,
From a distance I watch him.
With the dust and the water,
With the fruit and the flower,
With the All he is rushing forward.
He is always on the surface,
Tossed by the waves and dancing to the rhythm
Of joy and suffering.
The least loss makes him suffer,
The least wound hurts him--
Him I see from afar.
That 'I' is not my real self;
I am still within myself,
I do not float in the stream of death.
I am free, I am desireless,
I am peace, I am illumined--
Him I see from afar.

Submitted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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 (From Afar by Rabindranath Tagore )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. WOE! , PRINCE of DARKNESS, Chinweokwu Sunlight M. Ndubu ..
  2. Signs do not mean free., Harold R Hunt Sr
  3. You don't know shit., Harold R Hunt Sr
  4. Lightened In Dawn, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Kansas City Royals vs San Francisco Gian.., miami dupli
  6. Dispersion, ramesh rai
  7. Know This To Notice, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Press1, Harold R Hunt Sr
  9. BSU pride By Bo-Edward Lawrence, Bo Edward Lawrence
  10. Dandelions, Buddy Bee Anthony

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]