Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

The Gardener Lxxix: I Often Wonder - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

I often wonder where lie hidden
the boundaries of recognition between
man and the beast whose heart knows
no spoken language.
Through what primal paradise in a
remote morning of creation ran the
simple path by which their hearts
visited each other.
Those marks of their constant tread
have not been effaced though their
kinship has been long forgotten.
Yet suddenly in some wordless
music the dim memory wakes up
and the beast gazes into the man's
face with a tender trust, and the
man looks down into its eyes with
amused affection.
It seems that the two friends meet
masked, and vaguely know each other
through the disguise.


Comments about The Gardener Lxxix: I Often Wonder by Rabindranath Tagore

  • (6/20/2018 1:03:00 AM)

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/19/2018 3:21:00 AM)

    I often wonder where lie hidden
    the boundaries of recognition between
    man and the beast whose heart knows
    no spoken language..................a beautiful poem!
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  • Rajesh Thankappan (2/24/2015 10:06:00 AM)

    Without any language man and beast, say for example a dog, develop deep intimacy. So is not vocal language and intelligence not so vital for trust and love? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010



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