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Rabindranath Tagore Quotes
''“My day is done, and I am like a boat drawn on the beach, listening to the dance-music of the tide in the evening.”― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
''“Death belongs to life as birth does― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
The walk is in the raising of the
foot as in the laying of it down”
''“The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.” ''
''“I will sit in the pupil of your eyes and that will carry your sight into the heart of the things”― Rabindranath Tagore
''“Stray birds of summer come to my window to sing and fly away. And yellow leaves of autumn, which have no songs, flutter and fall there with a sigh.”― Rabindranath Tagore
''“Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.” ''
''“Not hammer-strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.” ''
''“Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance”''
''“Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.”― Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings
''“Perhaps the crescent moon smiles in doubt― Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies: A Collection of Proverbs, Aphorisms and Maxims
at being told that it is a fragment
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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 ?"
They answer, "Come to the edge of the earth, lift up your
hands to the sky, and you will be taken up into the clouds."
"My mother is waiting for me at home, "I say, "How can I leave
her and come?"
Then they smile and float away.
But I know a nicer game than that, mother.
I shall be the cloud and you the moon.
I shall ...
The Last Bargain
"Come and hire me," I cried, while in the morning I was walking on the stone-paved road.
Sword in hand, the King came in his chariot.
He held my hand and said, "I will hire you with my power."
But his power counted for nought, and he went away in his chariot.
In the heat of the midday the houses stood with shut doors.
I wandered along the crooked lane.
An old man came out with his bag of gold.
He pondered and said, "I will hire you with my money."