poet Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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Endless Time

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.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/22/2020 12:29:00 AM)

    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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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (4/13/2019 1:17:00 PM)

    Time, prayer, God and fear and great commitments. tony

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/25/2019 10:50:00 AM)

    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.- - - -I am in awe and wonder at the poet and his poem.

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  • aishwarya (1/16/2019 8:55:00 AM)

    very nice and meaningful poem

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair(DPN) (12/3/2018 9:43:00 AM)

    We have no time to loose. We are too poor to be late

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  • Krushna Chandra GhoshKrushna Chandra Ghosh (11/19/2018 12:54:00 AM)

    This poem is mind blowing
    Thank you

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  • Priyanka (10/21/2018 12:08:00 AM)

    I like it

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  • Prince (8/18/2018 5:14:00 AM)

    Love it

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  • Adwait (7/8/2018 4:22:00 AM)

    Matureed poem means are good and Godlike

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  • Mayank (6/3/2018 2:44:00 AM)

    Very nice and best poem I liked this ..

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (5/24/2018 3:50:00 AM)

    wow superb and great introspection of time by the ever greatest POET

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (4/2/2018 6:24:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem elegantly brought forth with spiritual insight.

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  • carol hodge (3/16/2018 9:04:00 AM)

    this amazin poem shows the fear of seath as it seeks us out while the clock silently but inexorably, ticks and
    tocks and destroys us wuietly and without mercy.

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  • Saurav Dutta (3/14/2018 1:09:00 AM)

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

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (12/12/2017 12:31:00 AM)

    A great poem from the master's pen! ....Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers..... It's my great pleasure to read it

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  • Latha srinivasan (12/7/2017 10:44:00 AM)

    It is not a imaginary poem. It is a real poem

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  • Rahul ShilRahul Shil (9/17/2017 7:11:00 AM)

    Really this poem is so difficult and this is similarly our life..... The poem is so imaginary.

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  • Nikita Maske (1/7/2017 12:19:00 AM)

    It is true that we have no time.Hence it is called time is money.

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  • T Rajan Evol (7/6/2016 7:27:00 PM)

    Profound poem and a master stroke by a brilliant poet. We seldom thing to use the time judiciously.

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    M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal(11/23/2016 1:47:00 PM)

    Awesome comment.......

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  • Shahin LatifShahin Latif (12/3/2015 3:28:00 PM)

    Excellent poem. The time is more valuable. But we can't use proper time. I love this poet. Heartiest regards this poet.

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