Farewell Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India


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I have got my leave. Bid me farewell, my brothers!
I bow to you all and take my departure.

Here I give back the keys of my door
---and I give up all claims to my house.
I only ask for last kind words from you.

We were neighbors for long,
but I received more than I could give.
Now the day has dawned
and the lamp that lit my dark corner is out.
A summons has come and I am ready for my journey.

Sai Basu 20 June 2007

phenomenal! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 11

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Upendra Upm 23 March 2017

Voyage of life and bidding goodbye to ones friends and relatives at the time of departure in a loving way.lamp that lit the dark corner is gone. wonderful poem that speaks volume of catholicity of the place and its people.

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What a great poem. Every human being is a tenant in this world. We have nothing to claim be our own. When the summons come we have to leave behind all we possessed and go. When we count the give and take, the take is more against the law of God. Wonderful poem!

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Mayank 23 October 2018

I love this poem

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* Sunprincess * 25 September 2015

...........excellent write, very nicely penned ★

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Rajnish Manga 11 August 2020

The sophistication and humility are great assets of righteous men and women. Beautiful expression while seeking permission to depart. Thanks.

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Qwakaba 24 January 2020

You can never see and say more about the abyss of death.

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Mahavir 22 February 2019

Great word is not enough for tagore

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Thoughts of 11 February 2019


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Prabir Gayen 08 January 2019

Great poem with precise thinking.....great poet

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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