Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
Rabindranath Tagore
Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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Ungrateful Sorrow

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At dawn shey departed
My mind tried to console me -
' Everything is Maya'.
Angrily I replied:
'Here's this sewing box on the table,
that flower-pot on the terrace,
this monogrammed hand-fan on the bed- -
all these are real.'

My mind said: 'Yet, think again.'

I rejoined: ' You better stop.
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James Corro 26 May 2016

Intense poem. I well written or translated?

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* Sunprincess * 26 May 2016

.........a thought provoking poem on having faith in things unseen ?

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Mark Jackson 26 May 2016

nice poem i thought it was a very interesting aspect of life

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Savita Tyagi 26 May 2016

When I let you grasp me you call it a deception....yet I remain concealed...why do you hold your faith in me with such conviction.....beautiful lines containing a haunting question....it is troubling to all. Each one of us finds a way to answer it. The answer to it has never been simple and straightforward.

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i looked at the crescent moon...and yet when i remain concealed.....beautiful poem by the poet who is not to be assessed by a small poet like me...

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Ratnakar Mandlik 26 May 2016

Beautifully envisioned meaningful poem dealing with some sapects of the philosophy of life. Thanks for sharing it here.

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 May 2016

Yet, think again! Able to understand the ways of life. Thanks for sharing.

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I looked at the crescent moon hidden behind the tamarisk tree outside my window. As if the dear departed one is smiling and playing hide-and-seek with me. Beautiful lines Guruji, That is why you are so great and the Viswakabi. Thanks off my little heart. Subhas

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