Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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This Dog

Rating: 4.5

Every morning this dog, very attached to me,
Quietly keeps sitting near my seat
Till touching its head
I recognize its company.
This recognition gives it so much joy
Pure delight ripples through its entire body.
Among all dumb creatures
It is the only living being
That has seen the whole man
Beyond what is good or bad in him

It has seen
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: dog
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Suryendu Chaudhury 08 October 2020

In the subtle but sweet manner the poet has turned the ode on a dog to something that leads to the prception of mankind.

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Juhaina Tumlu 05 August 2020

Great poets have written so well on dogs. They are true friends.

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Deepak S S 07 July 2020

Dogs are very faithful and they are true companion of humans.

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Prabir Gayen 07 January 2019

Silence is the real language...in it communication happens......

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Prabir Gayen 04 December 2018

Extraordinary thought of the greatest poet.............

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Robert Murray Smith 29 June 2018

I like this. Man is just as dumb as the dog. Neither reallu knows what is going on.

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Wonderful portrait of the relations between the dog and the poet.

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Chinedu Dike 02 April 2018

Great poem written in persuasive poetic expressions with artistic brilliance.

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Hanzala Han 24 March 2018

Among the whole creation What is the true status of man....This is amazing

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Sakshi Ganguly 20 March 2018

Every morning this dog, very attached to me, Quietly keeps sitting near my seat Till touching its head I recognize its company-dog is the best friend of man..beautifully addressed.

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