poet Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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I Am Restless

I am restless. I am athirst for far-away things.
My soul goes out in a longing to touch the skirt of the dim distance.
O Great Beyond, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.

I am eager and wakeful, I am a stranger in a strange land.
Thy breath comes to me whispering an impossible hope.
Thy tongue is known to my heart as its very own.
O Far-to-seek, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that I know not the way, that I have not the winged horse.

I am listless, I am a wanderer in my heart.
In the sunny haze of the languid hours, what vast vision of thine takes shape in the blue of the sky!
O Farthest end, O the keen call of thy flute!
I forget, I ever forget, that the gates are shut everywhere in the house where I dwell alone!

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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  • Nudershada CabanesNudershada Cabanes (1/9/2019 7:49:00 PM)

    The thist, the longing, the yearning of the soul.

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  • Douglas Scotney (1/9/2019 6:46:00 PM)

    can't quite grasp why 'evermore'.

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (1/9/2019 6:05:00 PM)

    as i write i'm still mulling on the last sentence. but on the whole i relate to this expression of yearning. i especially resonate with the sentence, thy tongue is known to my heart as its very own. the heart, seat of the spirit, hears God, the divine. and on our own we cannot find this spirit that is God, but grace can lead us. and we have these words of comfort for us who long, the one who seeks finds. -gk

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  • TacoCat122 (1/9/2019 11:55:00 AM)

    i dont understand it: /

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/9/2019 10:25:00 AM)

    Out in a Longing! ! ! !
    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • edgerallan (1/9/2019 9:52:00 AM)

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (1/9/2019 9:30:00 AM)

    the Great Tagore, the pride of India....... like his simple style. tony

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/9/2019 9:17:00 AM)

    A great poem by a great poet. A longing to fly free. Loved it.

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (1/9/2019 5:49:00 AM)

    I forget, I ever forget, that I have no wings to fly, that I am bound in this spot evermore.This being the case with every human being Thy breath comes to me whispering an impossible hope superb

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/9/2019 3:19:00 AM)

    wow wonderful and absolute utterance of self inside seeker//I am eager and wakeful, I am a stranger...I am a wanderer in my heart// great poem

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (1/9/2019 2:33:00 AM)

    'O Farthest end, O the keen call of thy flute! ' The ever seeking nature of the poet to delve deeper and further in search of knowledge and wisdom.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (1/9/2019 1:20:00 AM)

    Indeed spiritual life in the all pervading divinity kindled by the flute is impossible even to dream about if one is in loneliness shut inside four walls ever! His plight is the reality for many souls craving for liberation in the world!

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  • Geoffrey FafardGeoffrey Fafard (1/9/2019 1:00:00 AM)

    I love this man's writing. Every word, every ink mark every idea....just outstanding. His work deserves re reading and then reading some more....!

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/9/2019 12:18:00 AM)

    A great poem by Rabindranath Tagore...............................

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  • Michael Hagwood (7/10/2018 7:35:00 AM)

    Very good poem, I too have,

    written poems about restless people

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