Rabindranath Tagore

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

Who Is This - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

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.

Comments about Who Is This by Rabindranath Tagore

  • (3/3/2018 5:24:00 PM)

    His poems are so enlightening! (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mahtab Bangalee (2/15/2018 11:39:00 PM)


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

    Intimidating and inspiring poem...............1000+ (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2016 8:48:00 PM)

    ..........a wonderful write and so inspiring ★ (Report) Reply

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

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

  • John 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh 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! (Report) Reply

Read all 7 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: dark, alone, rose

Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

[Report Error]