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Legendary Poetry:>Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore (1865-1941)
A Momentís Indulgence
I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest
and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea
Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs
and murmurs; and
the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the
Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to
dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.
I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my
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
Those who make believe to be dumb, and look as if they
could move, come creeping to his window with their
stories and with
trays crowded with bright toys.
I wish I could travel by the road that crosses baby's mind,
and out beyond all bounds;
Where messengers run errands for no cause between the
of kings of no history;
Where Reason makes kites of her laws and flies them, the
sets Fact free from its fetters.
Brink of Eternity
In desperate hope I go and search for her
in all the corners of my room;
I find her not.
My house is small
and what once has gone from it can never be regained.
But infinite is thy mansion, my lord,
and seeking her I have to come to thy door.
I stand under the golden canopy of thine evening sky
and I lift my eager eyes to thy face.
I have come to the brink of eternity from which nothing
---no hope, no happiness, no vision of a face seen
Oh, dip my emptied life into that ocean,
plunge it into the deepest fullness.
Let me for once feel that lost sweet touch
in the allness of the universe.
Readers' Comments :
comment : 1
"Brink of Eternity" is an eagerness of the individual
soul to merge with the Supreme Soul or God very
much like a drop of water is mixed up and lost in
the vast ocean. -Md Nazmul Haque
comment : 2
"Indulgence" is beautifully written, almost without need of thinking about its meaning; the poem is meaning enough. "Brink" is a sublime expression of the author's feelings and philosophy.
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