Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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Benediction

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Bless this little heart, this white soul that has won the kiss of
heaven for our earth.
He loves the light of the sun, he loves the sight of his
mother's face.
He has not learned to despise the dust, and to hanker after
gold.
Clasp him to your heart and bless him.
He has come into this land of an hundred cross-roads.
I know not how he chose you from the crowd, came to your door,
and grasped you hand to ask his way.

He will follow you, laughing the talking, and not a doubt in
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Susan Williams 20 February 2016

It would do no harm to resent this poem to all new parents to help them keep the goal of the journey in their minds as they raise these blessings from God

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Susan Williams 21 February 2016

er... I meant to type it would do no harm to PRESENT this poem... sorry for my poor typing skills and failing eyesight

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M Fiery Leo 29 April 2012

beautiful soul in the poem....innocent feelings of an innocent heart....heart-purifying! !

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John Hardesty 04 July 2013

The blessed soul of Tagore, unmatched by many who parry their quills!

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Margarita Landre 14 November 2013

I immediately thought of Benedict Cumberbatch as I read this... Haha. Beautiful poem either way: thought provoking. :)

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Mahtab Bangalee 14 October 2020

Lay your hand on his head, and pray that though the waves underneath grow threatening, yet the breath from above may come and fill his sails and waft him to the heaven of peace....be blessed and bless the successor thru the lights and colors of God;

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Suzon Albert 14 October 2020

Fantastic poem Keep his trust, lead him straight and bless him. Lay your hand on his head, and pray that though the waves underneath grow threatening, yet the breath from above may come

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Hans Vr 14 October 2020

Could a baby receive a greater blessing than if his parents internalize the meaning of this poem into their hearts. The magic first day of life, for a new soul who has " won the kiss of heaven for our earth" . Lead him straight, do not make him hanker after gold.... Superb poem. Rabindranath, one of the wisest men who has ever walked on this earth.

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Prasad Indraganti 14 October 2020

He has come into this land of an hundred cross-roads and grasped your hand asking his way. Profoundly stated your the chosen one.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 October 2020

Keep his trust, lead him straight and bless him. Lay your hand on his head, and pray that though the waves underneath grow threatening, yet the breath from above may come and fill his sails and waft him to the heaven of peace. the great Tagore of India. tony

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