Fireflies 19


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 in force
meaning in person

there are seekers of wisdom
and seekers of wealth;
I seek your company so that I may sing;
as the tree its leaves I shed my words
on the earth; let my thoughts unuttered
flower in your silence


my faith in truth
my vision of the perfect
help you
Master
in your creation

all the delights that I have felt
in life’s fruits & flowers
let me offer to you at the end of the feast
in a perfect union of love

some have thought deeply
and explored the meaning of truth
and they are great; I have listened
to catch the music of play
and I am glad

the tree is a winged spirit
released from the bondage of seed
pursuing its adventure of life
across the unknown

Rabindranath Tagore (1928)

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