Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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At The Last Watch

Rating: 3.1

Pity, in place of love,
That pettiest of gifts,
Is but a sugar-coating over neglect.
Any passerby can make a gift of it
To a street beggar,
Only to forget the moment the first corner is turned.
I had not hoped for anything more that day.

You left during the last watch of night.
I had hoped you would say goodbye,

Just say 'Adieu' before going away,
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Leaving without saying good bye cuts a slice of the heart of the one who is left behind.

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Wahab Abdul 03 July 2013

'' If there were time, I thought, '' clumsy English!

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John S 06 January 2018

Disagree: poetic wording that fits the overall tone of the poem. Can you improve on it?

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Annette Thompson 11 January 2012

I know Nan and thank you. Your always be my storm in the sky and wondrous gift Ill always know is there. Just because I know you are there. Tears may fall and pain may sear through my soul but our souls are still our own. And God Bless that name we fear so much in our existances.

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Ramesh Rai 02 February 2014

Had you ever turned back to me before leaving the place. i had been waiting for your back. the morning star is witness of my sleepless night.

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Atri Kundu 05 August 2021

Anyone knows if there is a Bengali version of this poem?

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Ratnakar Mandlik 19 June 2019

" I realized, what was to go went away in a moment" What was to stay, stayed on, for all time" Touching expression.

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Premkanth 21 October 2018

It is a Beautiful poem

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Sanjana 09 July 2018

It is really a meaningful poem...

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iqraa 13 May 2018

its superb nd realistic poem

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