poet Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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Who Is This

I came out alone on my way to my tryst.
But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?

I move aside to avoid his presence but I escape him not.

He makes the dust rise from the earth with his swagger;
he adds his loud voice to every word that I utter.

He is my own little self, my lord, he knows no shame;
but I am ashamed to come to thy door in his company.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/13/2020 9:15:00 PM)

    The Lord
    the love and light
    from the dark silently there are many followers of love and light
    yeah; there are the follower of true love of life/////////

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (1/13/2020 9:10:00 PM)

    This is an honest look at himself, quite introspective.
    He need not be ashamed of a proud swagger, in my
    opinion.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/13/2020 1:36:00 PM)

    I came out alone! !
    Ashamed of myself.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • John AgandinJohn Agandin (1/13/2020 7:39:00 AM)

    A very true introspection. Great poem!

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  • Rachna pal (1/13/2020 5:42:00 AM)

    wow this is nice poem om poem hunter.

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (1/13/2020 2:40:00 AM)

    Indeed conscience never leaves one in life! Tagore expresses his best views or ideas in a simple way and is ever great for his wise natural expressions in poems beautiful!

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  • Max ??????? (2/17/2019 10:44:00 AM)

    One night the corrs #crazy

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  • Riza BraholliRiza Braholli (7/21/2018 3:42:00 PM)

    it's great great and yust great poem!

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  • shibani mondal (7/16/2018 1:33:00 AM)

    this poem is my favorite poem..

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (6/7/2018 7:28:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem that is a delight.

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  • Amalia Grimaldi (3/3/2018 5:24:00 PM)

    His poems are so enlightening!

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  • M Asim NehalM Asim Nehal (2/20/2016 2:27:00 AM)

    Intimidating and inspiring poem...............1000+

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/3/2016 8:48:00 PM)

    ..........a wonderful write and so inspiring ★

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  • Frank (black) BlacharczykFrank (black) Blacharczyk (7/27/2015 1:49:00 PM)

    I like this poem. It is that other self when most people aren't looking

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  • John TatumJohn Tatum (6/24/2015 1:58:00 PM)

    Hearing the poem read by the computer generated voice is too sad and lifeless. Please let a real human read these poems from now on.

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  • Rajesh ThankappanRajesh Thankappan (1/20/2015 9:59:00 AM)

    Along with our brighter side there is a darker side too. The darker side always accompany the brighter side even when we go to meet the God, in our final tryst! Wonderful write!

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