Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Closed Path

Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

I thought that my voyage had come to its end
at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed,
that provisions were exhausted
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.

But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
And when old words die out on the tongue,
new melodies break forth from the heart;
and where the old tracks are lost,
new country is revealed with its wonders.


Comments about Closed Path by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (4/12/2020 6:51:00 PM)

    Change is must. A beautiful poem based on philosophy is well executed by a great poet(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/22/2020 12:26:00 AM)

    the poetic voyage has no end
    the greatest master poet knew it
    that's why wrote-

    But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
    And when old words die out on the tongue, .....///(Report)Reply

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  • Zydofin Oftonton (1/25/2019 12:27:00 PM)

    Brilliant poem. No words can sketch the beauty of this poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Vrunda bhojani (12/11/2018 6:12:00 AM)

    Very good.......(Report)Reply

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  • T Rajan Evol (11/1/2018 11:22:00 AM)

    Divine writing by a master poet.(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (10/15/2018 7:45:00 AM)

    Great Tagore is confident of his master's mercy which helps open new avenues when one is closed. Highly optimistic(Report)Reply

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  • Rudra (10/8/2018 9:35:00 AM)

    Its nice poem(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/24/2018 3:48:00 AM)

    But I find that thy will knows no end in me.
    And when old words die out on the tongue,
    new melodies break forth from the heart;

    Yeah as like as these words O great you are everlasting, immortal.........(Report)Reply

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  • Narayanan Kutty PozhathNarayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/24/2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Life is a long journey. We need to go through it everyday.(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (4/2/2018 6:29:00 PM)

    Beautiful rendition of words in an inspirational poem with spiritual insight.(Report)Reply

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  • Hans @ Aufie (2/18/2018 6:50:00 AM)

    Eloquent poem of hope and inspiration.
    Loved to read it.(Report)Reply

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  • shivansh (12/17/2017 6:06:00 AM)

    day by day i float my paper boats one by one on the running stream yoooo(Report)Reply

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  • shivansh (12/17/2017 6:05:00 AM)

    day by day i float my paper boats one by one on the running stream(Report)Reply

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  • shivansh (12/17/2017 5:49:00 AM)

    a very easy poem and interesting. i like it so much. but there is very difficult word in it. yoooooo(Report)Reply

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  • Ravi Kopra (10/18/2017 10:29:00 PM)

    I thought my journey was over.
    No further road was left to follow.
    Exhausted I was. No strength, no
    provisions were left. I thought my time
    to slip into silence had finally come.

    But I know my God sees no end of me.
    When the old music dies
    new melodies spring forth my heart.
    And when the travelled path is lost
    stunning vistas of a new country are revealed.(Report)Reply

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  • Upendra Upm (5/11/2017 3:03:00 AM)

    when old words die out of tounge, new melodies comes forth from heart.
    tounge -heart hierarchy.
    heart is not giving up.the godown of love.
    it will make you move ahead.
    Perhaps it is not heart, it is the head, the vital chemicals and a few vital signals and the whispering among neurons in us
    that make us moving.Whatever it is superb song by Gurudev.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (2/20/2016 2:35:00 PM)

    Life comes with choices and changes and mountains and valleys and that is what makes life energizing, challenging, strengthening... and this is a poem that pleases and offers wisdom about life and its varied paths(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/20/2016 1:01:00 AM)

    Awesome, change is the salt of the life, change is must, Inspiring poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Rajesh ThankappanRajesh Thankappan (1/17/2015 1:41:00 AM)

    Life symbolizes growth and re-growth to the very end. A fantastic poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Majed Fox (8/15/2014 8:44:00 AM)

    I thought that my voyage had come to its end
    at the last limit of my power, - -that the path before me was closed, great nothing more to say.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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