Baby's Way Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India

Baby's Way

Rating: 3.1


If baby only wanted to, he could fly up to heaven this moment.
It is not for nothing that he does not leave us.
He loves to rest his head on mother's bosom, and cannot ever
bear to lose sight of her.
Baby know all manner of wise words, though few on earth can
understand their meaning.
It is not for nothing that he never wants to speak.
The one thing he wants is to learn mother's words from
mother's lips. That is why he looks so innocent.
Baby had a heap of gold and pearls, yet he came like a beggar
on to this earth.
It is not for nothing he came in such a disguise.
This dear little naked mendicant pretends to be utterly
helpless, so that he may beg for mother's wealth of love.
Baby was so free from every tie in the land of the tiny
crescent moon.
It was not for nothing he gave up his freedom.
He knows that there is room for endless joy in mother's little
corner of a heart, and it is sweeter far than liberty to be caught
and pressed in her dear arms.
Baby never knew how to cry. He dwelt in the land of perfect
bliss.
It is not for nothing he has chosen to shed tears.
Though with the smile of his dear face he draws mother's
yearning heart to him, yet his little cries over tiny troubles
weave the double bond of pity and love.

Baby's Way
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan 25 August 2013

Baby is the Human Soul, which has descended from the Heavens, the realm of serene bliss, to bring joy to this sultry world of many sufferings. Soul is eternally free and unattached. It has unlimited riches of gold and pearl in its heavenly kingdom. The soul can any day detach itself from the bodily cage and go back to its joyful kingdom. But it has chosen to remain in this world, in the lap of Mother Nature, to enact its little mysterious play.... Rabindranath is undoubtedly the greatest poet of modern India. His poetry is spirituality in verse.

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Neelima Devi Vuddaraju 30 June 2009

Very very touching. I rememberd my mom while reading and went to some state of mind which I really enjoyed.

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Nayana Narayanan 12 March 2005

Touched my heart. In fact we all are vulnerable, we all want to be loved. I see the baby as a face of every human being on this earth who loves and wants to be loved

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Hn Pande 08 July 2013

earthly people its the rarest depiction of your sometime emotion.

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Amina Nidha 02 December 2013

i love this poem because its very touching

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Poetic Sky 10 May 2022

Wonderful poem, Insightful and philosophical

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 May 2022

Enjoyed very much of this brilliant poem

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 May 2022

2) and also be able to love someone else. True mesmerizes me, Baby and the mother represents closeness, intimacy and basic love,5 Stars full Score and myriad more for this loveliest poem by our great thinker Rabindranath Tagore

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Sylvia Frances Chan 10 May 2022

A powerful ending to the poem, showing that the baby is very vulnerable and it, like everybody else in the world, all need someone to love us,

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Rabindranath Tagore

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Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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