Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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Clouds And Waves

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Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon."
I ask, "But how am I to get up to you ?"
They answer, "Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds."
"My mother is waiting for me at home, "I say, "How can I leave
her and come?"
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall cover you with both my hands, and our house-top will
be the blue sky.
The folk who live in the waves call out to me-
"We sing from morning till night; on and on we travel and know
not where we pass."
I ask, "But how am I to join you?"
They tell me, "Come to the edge of the shore and stand with
your eyes tight shut, and you will be carried out upon the waves."
I say, "My mother always wants me at home in the everything-
how can I leave her and go?"
They smile, dance and pass by.
But I know a better game than that.
I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore.
I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with
laughter.
And no one in the world will know where we both are.
COMMENTS
Indira Renganathan 14 February 2021
Great poets are always inspiring....like this poem
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Dr Antony Theodore 11 December 2020
But I know a better game than that. I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore. I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with laughter. the great Tagore. tony
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Tatyana Kogan 17 July 2020
It's an amazing poem, beautifully translated. The images are so alive!
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Sada Bihari Sahu 03 July 2020
Beautiful poem by the legend.
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Prabir Gayen 04 June 2020
Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me- " We play from the time we wake till the day ends. We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon." I ask, " But how am I to get up to you? " They answer, " Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds." " My mother is waiting for me at home, " I say, " How can I leave her and come? "
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Mahtab Bangalee 22 January 2020
I shall be the cloud and you the moon. I shall cover you with both my hands, and our house-top will be the blue sky....../// wow greatly written the master poet poetic enlightened hand cover you where you are full with the moon!
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Mahi Priyanka Raj 09 May 2019
one of the finest philospher and poet #gurudevTagore
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Mahi Priyanka Raj 09 May 2019
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Alouwou Mandjah 25 April 2019
I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore. I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with laughter. And no one in the world will know where we both are. Rabindranath Tagore
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Hanshika 16 April 2019
Nice poem
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