In The Forest Poem by Sarojini Naidu

In The Forest

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HERE, O my heart, let us burn the dear dreams that are dead,
Here in this wood let us fashion a funeral pyre
Of fallen white petals and leaves that are mellow and red,
Here let us burn them in noon's flaming torches of fire.


We are weary, my heart, we are weary, so long we have borne
The heavy loved burden of dreams that are dead, let us rest,
Let us scatter their ashes away, for a while let us mourn;
We will rest, O my heart, till the shadows are gray in the west.

But soon we must rise, O my heart, we must wander again
Into the war of the world and the strife of the throng;
Let us rise, O my heart, let us gather the dreams that remain,
We will conquer the sorrow of life with the sorrow of song.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM

Sarojini Naidu was named the Nightingale of India. Her poems reflect the dreams and heart burns that prevailed during the freedom struggle. Underlining all her poems of nature and beauty, is the strong scent of patriotism. To quote: But soon we must rise, O my heart, we must wander again Into the war of the world and the strife of the throng; Let us rise, O my heart, let us gather the dreams that remain, We will conquer the sorrow of life with the sorrow of song.

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your husband 10 June 2022

YOu Bloody fool Fu*k You

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Sonja 24 July 2022

Sooty I Press the dislike button

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Sonja 24 July 2022

Amazing write.

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Albin 19 December 2020

Nice poem

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Josheka 24 November 2020

The poem is excellent Is she a Indian poet

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Soma Chaudhuri 05 May 2021

Yes, she is an Indian poetess... 'Nightingale of India'.

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Dr. antony theodore 09 September 2020

We are weary, my heart, we are weary, so long we have borne The heavy loved burden of dreams that are dead, let us rest, Let us scatter their ashes away, for a while let us mourn; We will rest, O my heart, till the shadows are gray in the west. a very fine poem of Poetess of India Sarojini Naidu

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Wasteestaw 16 October 2019

Very useful for recitation

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Akshay 12 September 2019

It is an amazing poem This poem has inspired me a lot

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