Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Rabindranath Tagore (Bengali: রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর) sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and ...

Rabindranath Tagore Poems

Clouds And Waves

Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon."
I ask, "But how am I to get up to you ?"

A Moments Indulgence

I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.

Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite,

Baby's World

I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my baby's very
own world.
I know it has stars that talk to him, and a sky that stoops
down to his face to amuse him with its silly clouds and rainbows.

Endless Time

Time is endless in thy hands, my lord.
There is none to count thy minutes.

Days and nights pass and ages bloom and fade like flowers.

Closed Path

I thought that my voyage had come to its end
at the last limit of my power,---that the path before me was closed,
that provisions were exhausted
and the time come to take shelter in a silent obscurity.

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes

13 June 2016

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”

13 June 2016

“If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.”

13 June 2016

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

13 June 2016

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”

13 June 2016

“It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.”

Rabindranath Tagore Comments

Arko Chakraborty 01 October 2013

do check my poem i just posted....wating for people to rate my work...

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Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan 29 August 2013

Westerners reading Tagore's poems here in English translation will not fully understand his true poetic genius. His poems in original Bengali are a musical and aesthetic delight. Tagore was not only a poet, but also a painter and singer. He used to sing his poems in his melodious voice. His words emanate from the very depth of human heart and speak universal truth. Here is a poet of utter compassion, in whose compositions you will never find a tinge of narrowness or bigotry. Like the legendary Soma and Homa birds of the Vedas, his consciousness remained always aloft.

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Soubhik Roy 15 September 2013

For me he is the best poet that I have never seen in the past decades.

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Ramesh Rai 21 February 2014

I find peace and solace while reading his poems.

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Soma Kayal 23 August 2013

He had known about our heart. thus he wrote for us...........for that reason we always get a similarity of his poem with a situation in which we are belonged sometime........

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........ 23 September 2021

chicken nuggets are the best.

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Anshika 28 May 2021

Remembering him is very joyful. I always wish I could meet him

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Raj runganaikaloo 30 November 2020

His magic wording reflects what we all are experiencing nowadays.It’s immuable quotes help make us ponder more.

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