Rabindranath Tagore

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

Lamp Of Love - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Light, oh where is the light?
Kindle it with the burning fire of desire!

There is the lamp but never a flicker of a flame--is such thy fate, my heart?
Ah, death were better by far for thee!

Misery knocks at thy door,
and her message is that thy lord is wakeful,
and he calls thee to the love-tryst through the darkness of night.

The sky is overcast with clouds and the rain is ceaseless.
I know not what this is that stirs in me--I know not its meaning.

A moment's flash of lightning drags down a deeper gloom on my sight,
and my heart gropes for the path to where the music of the night calls me.

Light, oh where is the light!
Kindle it with the burning fire of desire!
It thunders and the wind rushes screaming through the void.
The night is black as a black stone.
Let not the hours pass by in the dark.
Kindle the lamp of love with thy life.


Comments about Lamp Of Love by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Amar Agarwala Amar Agarwala (4/25/2016 7:34:00 PM)

    Kavi Guru's verses are like magic... they brighten darkened lives with their beacon of light. (Report) Reply

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  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (4/25/2016 3:27:00 PM)

    Very beautifully penned images- the poem is a good mixture of images of the turmoil and violent and overwhelming nature of love/desire. Definitely written to stir the emotions! (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/25/2016 11:28:00 AM)

    Light, oh where is the light!
    Kindle it with the burning fire of desire! (Report) Reply

  • Wahab Abdul Wahab Abdul (4/25/2016 10:42:00 AM)

    fist sentence is stupid. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (4/25/2016 7:35:00 AM)

    ..............lamp of love is a beautiful metaphor ★ kindle the lamp of love with thy life (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (4/25/2016 2:59:00 AM)

    Motivating and inspiring poem........100++++ (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (4/25/2016 2:07:00 AM)

    Love! ! With the burning fire of desire. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa Akachukwu Lekwauwa (4/25/2016 1:27:00 AM)

    ...the wind rushes screaming through the void. nice piece from a great writer. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010



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