Closed Path Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India

Closed Path

Rating: 3.5


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 OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 20 February 2016

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

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Bob Blackwell 21 June 2009

Life is a journey, how we enjoy, depends on the effort we are prepared to give.

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 27 February 2013

another patriotic poem from Tagore...the last line very impressive, but we haven't found the wonders!

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* Sunprincess * 08 June 2014

.......I feel if you come upon a closed path....take a detour to reach your destination...even though it may be a little longer....it will be worth it in the end....great write...

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Shahid Qazi 19 December 2013

The spark of divine bliss does not let man collapse in the throes of disappointment. The poem is a reiteration of this fact. Man lives through chances and possibilities that know no end. The end of one opportunity gives birth to another opportunity. Hence no scope of dejection.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 08 October 2020

The inpirational tone in this poem is reflective of sheer genius and mental strengh.

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Prabir Gayen 19 July 2020

new melodies break forth from the heart; and where the old tracks are lost, new country is revealed with its wonders.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 12 April 2020

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

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Mahtab Bangalee 22 January 2020

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, .....///

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Zuzu Mutairi 25 January 2019

Brilliant poem. No words can sketch the beauty of this poem.

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Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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