poet Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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Fool

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.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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Comments about Fool by Rabindranath Tagore

  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (12/29/2018 1:21:00 PM)

    Satire in this poem makes it very wise words.

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (3/15/2014 9:59:00 PM)

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

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (3/15/2014 9:57:00 PM)

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

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    2 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Wailinn Soe (8/17/2009 3:45:00 AM)

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

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