Rabindranath Tagore

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

Who Is This - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

I came out alone on my way to my tryst.
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?

I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.

He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger;
he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter.

He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame;
but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company.

Comments about Who Is This by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Freshman - 905 Points Frank Blacharczyk (7/27/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    I like this poem. It is that other self when most people aren't looking (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 2 Points John Tatum (6/24/2015 1:58:00 PM)

    Hearing the poem read by the computer generated voice is too sad and lifeless. Please let a real human read these poems from now on. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,930 Points Rajesh Thankappan (1/20/2015 9:59:00 AM)

    Along with our brighter side there is a darker side too. The darker side always accompany the brighter side even when we go to meet the God, in our final tryst! Wonderful write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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