Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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Fool

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O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders!
O beggar, to come beg at thy own door!

Leave all thy burdens on his hands who can bear all,
and never look behind in regret.

Thy desire at once puts out the light from the lamp it touches with its breath.
It is unholy---take not thy gifts through its unclean hands.
Accept only what is offered by sacred love.

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Wailinn Soe 17 August 2009

Is everyone fool like that. If a man is not fool like that, he is really fool.

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GABRIELA 14 January 2021

OH WHAT GREAT MAN HE WAS

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Suryendu Chaudhury 09 October 2020

If we are driven by desire in our wants then we are foolish and impure at heart.

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M Asim Nehal 29 December 2018

Satire in this poem makes it very wise words.

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Ramesh Rai 15 March 2014

It is unholy- -take not thy gifts through its unclean hands. Accept only what is offered by sacred love.

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Ramesh Rai 15 March 2014

It is unholy- -take not thy gifts through its unclean hands. Accept only what is offered by sacred love.

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