Brink Of Eternity Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India

Brink Of Eternity

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In desperate hope I go and search for her
in all the corners of my room;
I find her not.

My house is small
and what once has gone from it can never be regained.

But infinite is thy mansion, my lord,
and seeking her I have to come to thy door.

I stand under the golden canopy of thine evening sky
and I lift my eager eyes to thy face.

I have come to the brink of eternity from which nothing can vanish
- -no hope, no happiness, no vision of a face seen through tears.

Oh, dip my emptied life into that ocean,
plunge it into the deepest fullness.
Let me for once feel that lost sweet touch
in the allness of the universe.

Brink Of Eternity
Ravi A 30 July 2009

A poem conveying all the spiritual elements. We are all in search of eternity but often haven't the glimpse of it. God is eternal and so, eternity goes with god. Eternity means ever continuous and non-perishable. 'Let me for once feel that lost sweet touch '- this line conveys a lot. It reflects one thing in essential - 'lost touch'- the grace that the poet received in his previous births. He longs for that.

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Susan Williams 20 February 2016

Fantastic poem about the many rooms waiting for us in God's mansions- -am so taken by this inspired piece

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Hn Pande 09 July 2013

this stuff strikes with wonderful visuals, and yet its text is upgraded by sadness....

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* Sunprincess * 08 June 2014

..........all encompassing love he feels....has carried him to the brink of eternity in search of his beloved.... .a truly beautiful poem...

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Varsha M 26 December 2020

This is really beautiful. Emptiness gives the realization of what the presence of others mean. Beautiful words

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 22 March 2023

A wonderful poem of faith so beautifully expressed and crafted. So deeply touching

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 13 September 2021

Powerful and inspiring poem. Beautifully conveyed.

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Smoky Hoss 30 December 2020

The wonder of a 'presence' in the appearance of an absence.

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Duke Perry Abrokwa 26 December 2020

I love every expression. 💓

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Kenneth Maswabi 26 December 2020

Most beautiful composition....well done dear poet....awesomeness

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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