poet Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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Distant Time

I know not from what distant time
thou art ever coming nearer to meet me.
Thy sun and stars can never keep thee hidden from me for aye.

In many a morning and eve thy footsteps have been heard
and thy messenger has come within my heart and called me in secret.

I know not only why today my life is all astir,
and a feeling of tremulous joy is passing through my heart.

It is as if the time were come to wind up my work,
and I feel in the air a faint smell of thy sweet presence.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (2/20/2016 1:10:00 AM)

    Superb poem, Inspiring and hopeful to meet the Almighty.

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (2/21/2014 3:03:00 PM)

    My heart is filled with enormous joys.

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