In Salutation To The Eternal Peace Poem by Sarojini Naidu

In Salutation To The Eternal Peace

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Men say the world is full of fear and hate,
And all life's ripening harvest-fields await
The restless sickle of relentless fate.

But I, sweet Soul, rejoice that I was born,
When from the climbing terraces of corn
I watch the golden orioles of Thy morn.

What care I for the world's desire and pride,
Who know the silver wings that gleam and glide,
The homing pigeons of Thine eventide?

What care I for the world's loud weariness,
Who dream in twilight granaries Thou dost bless
With delicate sheaves of mellow silences?

Say, shall I heed dull presages of doom,
Or dread the rumoured loneliness and gloom,
The mute and mythic terror of the tomb?

For my glad heart is drunk and drenched with Thee,
O inmost wind of living ecstasy!
O intimate essence of eternity!

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Suryendu Chaudhury 28 September 2020

The peace within is profundity and diving into it gives joy that protects the soul from getting tainted with the wicked ways of the world.

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 25 March 2015

For my glad heart is drunk and drenched with Thee, O inmost wind of living ecstasy! O intimate essence of eternity! Great words by the great poetess.

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Love to the life and the gift of life given to the human being and we have to enjoy it with humility and no complaints to the poet as others sometimes curses the life. a nice and very good poem.

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Sarojini Naidu

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Hyderabad / India
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