Endless Time Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India

Endless Time

Rating: 3.3


Time is endless in thy hands, my lord.
There is none to count thy minutes.

Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers.
Thou knowest how to wait.

Thy centuries follow each other perfecting a small wild flower.

We have no time to lose,
and having no time we must scramble for a chance.
We are too poor to be late.

And thus it is that time goes by
while I give it to every querulous man who claims it,
and thine altar is empty of all offerings to the last.

At the end of the day I hasten in fear lest thy gate be shut;
but I find that yet there is time.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Bob Blackwell 21 June 2009

As one door closes, another opens, in each moment all of life is captured.

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Gurudev Tagore's famous poem narrates about the time and its limitations but the infinity of time in the hands of the all powerful lord whose blessings the time allotted and cycle of births and deaths goes on. Every second of time is precious and man's destiny is to live using the very precious time with values and innerawakening.

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Time is the very precious thing in this life and we human beings are to be make ourselves the limitation of time that has given to us by the divine grace though we cannot understand or read the exactness of longevity of life. But at the sametime we are bound to live at every moment having self conscious about the time and Ravindra Natha Tagore's famous poem is so much interested to read and understand. The holistic approach to time and world situation is a good thing for leading a life of perfection accepting all positive qualities indeed.

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Ula Step 30 November 2013

wise constatation on time, many people think on time, many people give dfinition and our lack of ability to understand the time, but R.Tagore did what nobody before, related to God and said it is endless; his feeling of time is divine, athe poet is special person who undesrstands the time. wonderful wise deep wise poem and thoughts

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Ramesh Rai 19 February 2014

O my Lord At the end of the day I hasten in fear lest thy gate be shut; but I find that yet there is time.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 August 2021

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord. There is none to count thy minutes.A wonderful and powerful beginning of the great Tgore.5 Stars full

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In a world where people do not have time for inevitable things God has time for everything even to turn days and nifghts to ages that can bloom and fade floral beauty.

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Dr Antony Theodore 14 October 2020

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord. There is none to count thy minutes. Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers. Thou knowest how to wait. Tagore, a great believer. tony

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Suryendu Chaudhury 08 October 2020

The principle difference between the cosmic time and the chronological time.

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Mahtab Bangalee 22 January 2020

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord. There is none to count thy minutes. ......./// greatly written the greatest master poet yeah no end no end has no end this time, this nature in thy hand all are alive beautifully just need pure intimacy with you and me together

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Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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