Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Farewell

Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

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.


Comments about Farewell by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Qwakaba (1/24/2020 9:44:00 AM)

    You can never see and say more about the abyss of death.(Report)Reply

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  • Mahavir (2/22/2019 12:07:00 PM)

    Great word is not enough for tagore(Report)Reply

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  • Thoughts of (2/11/2019 7:12:00 AM)

    Tagore(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/8/2019 12:57:00 AM)

    Great poem with precise thinking.....great poet(Report)Reply

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  • Mayank (10/23/2018 6:55:00 AM)

    I love this poem(Report)Reply

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  • ParameswaranNair Damidaran Nair (10/6/2018 8:49:00 AM)

    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!(Report)Reply

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  • Upendra Upm (3/23/2017 3:53:00 AM)

    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.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (9/25/2015 7:58:00 AM)

    ...........excellent write, very nicely penned ★(Report)Reply

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  • Sita Bhola (1/11/2010 7:25:00 AM)

    The journey of life.......placed in a nutshell......very beautiful piece..(Report)Reply

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  • Sai Basu (6/20/2007 11:29:00 AM)

    phenomenal! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 11(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004