When Day Is Done Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India

When Day Is Done

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If the day is done,
if birds sing no more,
if the wind has flagged tired,
then draw the veil of darkness thick upon me,
even as thou hast wrapt the earth with the coverlet of sleep
and tenderly closed the petals of the drooping lotus at dusk.

From the traveler,
whose sack of provisions is empty before the voyage is ended,
whose garment is torn and dust-laden,
whose strength is exhausted,
remove shame and poverty,
and renew his life like a flower under the cover of thy kindly night.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Suryendu Chaudhury 09 October 2020

The deliverance from tedium and asking for inspiration.

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Rajesh Thankappan 26 January 2015

The night rejuvenates and it is this rejuvenation that the poet seeks, I believe, from the night in the form of rest. Or is it the rejuvenation of the soul that he seeks from death?

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Rajesh Thankappan 26 January 2015

The night rejuvenates and it is this rejuvenation that the poet seeks, I believe, from the night in the form of rest. Or is it the rejuvenation that he seeks from death?

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Ramesh Rai 22 February 2014

Loved your feelings and emotion Gurudev. Koti koti NAMAN on thy lotus feet.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India
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