Rabindranath Tagore

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

Lover's Gifts Viii: There Is Room For You - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

There is room for you. You are alone with your few sheaves of rice.
My boat is crowded, it is heavily laden, but how can I turn you
away? Your young body is slim and swaying; there is a twinkling
smile in the edge of your eyes, and your robe is coloured like the
rain cloud.
The travellers will land for different roads and homes. You
will sit for a while on the prow of my boat, and at the journey's
end none will keep you back.
Where do you go, and to what home, to garner your sheaves? I
will not question you, but when I fold my sails and moor my boat
I shall sit and wonder in the evening, -Where do you go, and to
what home, to garner your sheaves?


Comments about Lover's Gifts Viii: There Is Room For You by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Rookie Alice Zhong (10/3/2008 1:28:00 PM)

    I don't care where do i go, and to what home.....I just wonna be free. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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