Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Explore Poems GO!

Broken Song

Rating: 2.8

Kasinath the new young singer fills the hall with sound:
The seven notes dance in his throat like seven tame birds.
His voice is a sharp sword slicing and thrusting everywhere,
It darts like lightening - no knowing where it will go when.
He sets deadly traps for himself, then cuts them away:
The courtiers listen in amazement, give frequent gasps of praise.
Only the old king Pratap Ray sits like wood, unmoved.
Haraj Lal is the only singer he likes, all others leave him cold.
From childhood he has spent so long listening to him sing -
Rag Kafi during holi, cloud-songs during the rains,

Songs for Durga at dawn in autumn, songs to bid her farewell -
Read More

READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ananya rajput 30 June 2018

Wow.... .. .... Wonderful poems

0 0 Reply
Anima Chaudhary 20 August 2016

The message is mesmarising!!

0 0 Reply
* Sunprincess * 08 June 2014

...........a wonderful poem.....very nice to read...

5 0 Reply
Salman Ahemad 29 July 2011

ha, poems are too good...

27 13 Reply
Smita Agrawal 08 May 2011

true, beutifully written.

26 7 Reply