Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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Give Me Strength

Rating: 3.8

This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
strike at the root of penury in my heart.

Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows.

Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service.

Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might.

Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ashokan Sivapragasam 02 January 2012

Awesome Poem that everyone keep in mind, heart or whatever to (we, human beings) be along with this lines.

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Susan Williams 26 June 2016

What a powerful prayer and aimed so well at the common fault-lines in our make-up. I applaud the simplicity of his prayer- he is talking directly from his heart and soul to his Creator and in doing so he talks without ornamentation, gaudiness, or look-at-me stylish writing. He is simply and reverently praying for God to invest him with strength to do God's will. Absolutely a model of prayer.

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M Asim Nehal 26 June 2016

This is one of the best prayers I have seen in the recent past, to ask for the strength to bear the suffering and to obtain the strength for serving is something very unique and different......100+++++

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rishi sasmal 07 January 2018

very good givenrthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 June 2016

Give me strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. A meaningful prayer versified by the great poet. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 09 October 2020

Complete devotion to the divine can bring about for such an ask for inspiration.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 July 2019

Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service........touching expression with lofty theme. Beautiful poem.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 04 July 2019

A great prayer emanating from a sublimated mind.

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Banamala Sen 04 July 2019

Every time I read a poem by Rabindranath Tagore, I feel - these are the most sublime words I have ever come across in print! Every line in his poem conveys a spirituality indicating the mind of not only a brilliant poet, but a great philosopher!

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Rajnish Manga 04 July 2019

Read this poem as a student long ago. A beautiful prayer reiterating the need for and adherence to pure human values. I would like to translate it into Hindi.

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