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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore the lotus offers its beauty to the heavens; the grass its service to the earth the sun’s kiss mellows into abandonment the miserliness of the green fruit that clings to its stem flame met the earthen lamp in me— what a great marvel of light! mistakes live in the neighbourhood of […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore let the touch of your finger thrill my life’s strings and make the music yours and mine the inner world rounded in my life like a fruit matured in joy and sorrow will drop into the darkness of the original soil for some further course of creation form in matter rhythm […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore the mountain fir in its rustling modulates the memory of its fights with the storm into a hymn of peace the god honoured me with its fight when I was rebellious ignored me when I was languid sectarians think that they have the sea ladled into their private pond in the […]

Poems Sort of Found in Wallace Stevens’ The Necessary Angel

poetry is a satisfying of the desire for resemblance its singularity is that in satisfying the desire for resemblance it touches the sense of reality enhances    heightens   intensifies it and when the similarity is between things of adequate dignity the resemblance transfigures: the brilliance of earth is the brilliance of every paradise * you the […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore the centre is still and silent in the heart of an eternal dance of circles the judge thinks that he is just when he compares the oil of another’s lamp with the light of his own; the captive flower in the king’s wreath smiles bitterly when the meadow-flower envies her its […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore tree bears its thousand years in one large majestic moment my offerings are not for the temple at the end of the road but for the wayside shrines that surprise me at every bend; not for the jabbering crowd in the theatre but for the one who stands by the lonely […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore the razor-blade is proud of its keenness when it sneers at the sun; the butterfly has the leisure to love the lotus not like the bee busily storing honey child you bring to my heart the babble of wind & water flower’s speechless secret & cloud’s dreams the mute gaze of […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore the clouded sky today bears the vision of the shadow of a great sadness on the forehead of a brooding eternity the shade of my tree is for passers-by; its fruit for the one for whom I wait flushed with the glow of sunset earth seems like a ripe fruit ready […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore love remains a secret even when spoken for only lovers truly know when they are loved history slowly smothers its truth but hastily struggles to revive it in the terrible penance of pain my work is rewarded in daily wages I wait for my final value in love beauty knows to […]