Chain Of Pearls Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India

Chain Of Pearls

Rating: 3.2


Mother, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck
with my tears of sorrow.

The stars have wrought their anklets of light to deck thy feet,
but mine will hang upon thy breast.

Wealth and fame come from thee
and it is for thee to give or to withhold them.
But this my sorrow is absolutely mine own,
and when I bring it to thee as my offering
thou rewardest me with thy grace.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 20 February 2016

Gorgeous images are sprinkled about in this poem- particularly the following lines: - - - - - -Mother, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck with my tears of sorrow.

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Wahab Abdul 05 July 2013

mine / own... is not needed...a redundant..

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Sarah Jones 24 September 2013

Chain of pearls for tears of sorrow..... beautiful imagery.

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 05 March 2013

taking the sorrow as the gift to the God! Tagore! You are too great!

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D. S. 12 April 2013

But this my sorrow is absolutely mine own- Rabindranath Tagore All happy families are alike but an unhappy family is unhappy after its own fashion- Leo Tolstoy

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Suryendu Chaudhury 08 October 2020

The homage to motherland is all contained in the sorrows of the child.

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Nicole Settimi 05 August 2019

I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck with my tears of sorrow. - such a really lovely opener and the imagery here was so strong for me. Xx NDS

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Kevin Patrick 12 May 2019

Breathtaking imagery, ignites the imagination, the opening lines are solid as gold, Tagore professes his love for his mother that is eternally endearing to last a thousand lifetimes. So glad this was chosen as poem of the day

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Alouwou Mandjah 12 May 2019

" Mother, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck with my tears of sorrow." Rabindranath Tagore

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Ramesh T A 12 May 2019

A good tribute to Mother by the great poet of India!

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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