Poésies de Rabindranath Tagore

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A

  • 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.

  • Authorship

    You say that father write a lot of books, but what he write I don't
    understand.

B

  • Baby's Way

    If baby only wanted to, he could fly up to heaven this moment.
    It is not for nothing that he does not leave us.

  • Baby's World

    I wish I could take a quiet corner in the heart of my baby's very
    own world.

  • Beggarly Heart

    When the heart is hard and parched up,
    come upon me with a shower of mercy.
    When grace is lost from life,

  • Benediction

    Bless this little heart, this white soul that has won the kiss of
    heaven for our earth.

  • 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

C

  • Chain Of Pearls

    Mother, I shall weave a chain of pearls for thy neck
    with my tears of sorrow.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • Colored Toys

    When I bring to you colored toys, my child,
    I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds, on water,

D

  • Defamation

    Whey are those tears in your eyes, my child?
    How horrid of them to be always scolding you for nothing!

  • Distant Time

    I know not from what distant time
    thou art ever coming nearer to meet me.

  • Dungeon

    He whom I enclose with my name is weeping in this dungeon.

E

  • Endless Time

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

F

  • Face To Face

    Day after day, O lord of my life,
    shall I stand before thee face to face.
    With folded hands, O lord of all worlds,

  • Fairyland

    If people came to know where my king's palace is, it would vanish
    into the air.

  • Farewell

    I have got my leave. Bid me farewell, my brothers!
    I bow to you all and take my departure.

  • Flower

    Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it
    droop and drop into the dust.

  • Fool

    O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders!
    O beggar, to come beg at thy own door!

  • Free Love

    By all means they try to hold me secure who love me in this world.

  • Friend

    Art thou abroad on this stormy night
    on thy journey of love, my friend?
    The sky groans like one in despair.

G

  • Give Me Strength

    This is my prayer to thee, my lord---strike,
    strike at the root of penury in my heart.

I

  • Innermost One

    He it is, the innermost one,
    who awakens my being with his deep hidden touches.

J

  • Journey Home

    The time that my journey takes is long and the way of it long.

L

  • Last Curtain

    I know that the day will come
    when my sight of this earth shall be lost,
    and life will take its leave in silence,

  • Leave This

    Leave this chanting and singing and telling of beads!

  • Let Me Not Forget

    If it is not my portion to meet thee in this life
    then let me ever feel that I have missed thy sight

  • Light

    Light, my light, the world-filling light,
    the eye-kissing light,
    heart-sweetening light!

  • Little Flute

    Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail

  • Little Of Me

    Let only that little be left of me
    whereby I may name thee my all.
    Let only that little be left of my will

  • Lost Star

    When the creation was new and all the stars shone in their first
    splendor, the gods held their assembly in the sky and sang

  • Lost Time

    On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time.
    But it is never lost, my lord.

  • Lotus

    On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying,

  • Lover's Gifts II: Come to My Garden Walk

    Come to my garden walk, my love. Pass by the fervid flowers that
    press themselves on your sight. Pass them by, stopping at some

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M

  • Maya

    That I should make much of myself and turn it on all sides,
    thus casting colored shadows on thy radiance
    ---such is thy Maya.

  • Moment's Indulgence

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

  • My Friend

    Art thou abroad on this stormy night
    on thy journey of love, my friend?
    The sky groans like one in despair.

  • My Song

    This song of mine will wind its music around you, my child, like
    the fond arms of love.

O

  • O Fool

    O Fool, try to carry thyself upon thy own shoulders!
    O beggar, to come beg at thy own door!

  • Ocean of Forms

    I dive down into the depth of the ocean of forms,
    hoping to gain the perfect pearl of the formless.

  • Old And New

    Thou hast made me known to friends whom I knew not.
    Thou hast given me seats in homes not my own.

  • On the Seashore

    On the seashore of endless worlds children meet.

  • Only Thee

    That I want thee, only thee---let my heart repeat without end.
    All desires that distract me, day and night,

P

  • Paper Boats

    Day by day I float my paper boats one by one down the running
    stream.

  • Parting Words

    When I go from hence
    let this be my parting word,
    that what I have seen is unsurpassable.

  • Passing Breeze

    Yes, I know, this is nothing but thy love,
    O beloved of my heart---this golden light that dances upon the leaves,

  • Patience

    If thou speakest not I will fill my heart with thy silence and endure it.

  • Playthings

    Child, how happy you are sitting in the dust, playing with a broken twig all the morning.

  • Prisoner

    `Prisoner, tell me, who was it that bound you?'
    `It was my master,' said the prisoner.

  • Purity

    Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing
    that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.

R

  • Roaming Cloud

    I am like a remnant of a cloud of autumn
    uselessly roaming in the sky, O my sun ever-glorious!

S

  • Sail Away

    Early in the day it was whispered that we should sail in a boat,

  • Salutation

    In one salutation to thee, my God,
    let all my senses spread out and touch this world at thy feet.
    Like a rain-cloud of July

  • Seashore

    On the seashore of endless worlds children meet.
    The infinite sky is motionless overhead
    and the restless water is boisterous.

  • Senses

    Deliverance is not for me in renunciation.
    I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.

  • She

    She who ever had remained in the depth of my being,
    in the twilight of gleams and of glimpses;

  • Signet of Eternity

    The day was when I did not keep myself in readiness for thee;
    and entering my heart unbidden even as one of the common crowd,

  • Silent Steps

    Have you not heard his silent steps?
    He comes, comes, ever comes.
    Every moment and every age,

  • Sit Smiling

    I boasted among men that I had known you.
    They see your pictures in all works of mine.
    They come and ask me, `Who is he?'

  • Sleep

    In the night of weariness
    let me give myself up to sleep without struggle,
    resting my trust upon thee.

  • Sleep-Stealer

    Who stole sleep from baby's eyes? I must know.
    Clasping her pitcher to her waist mother went to fetch water

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T

  • The Astronomer

    I only said, "When in the evening the round full moon gets
    entangled among the beaches of that Dadam tree, couldn't somebody

  • The Banyan Tree

    O you shaggy-headed banyan tree standing on the bank of the pond,
    have you forgotten the little chile, like the birds that have

  • The Beginning

    "Where have I come from, where did you pick me up?" the baby asked
    its mother.

  • The Boat

    I must launch out my boat.
    The languid hours pass by on the
    shore---Alas for me!

  • The Chanpa Flower

    Supposing I became a chanpa flower, just for fun, and grew on a

  • The Child-Angel

    They clamour and fight, they doubt and despair, they know no end
    to their wrangling.

  • The End

    It is time for me to go, mother; I am going.
    When in the paling darkness of the lonely dawn you stretch out

  • The First Jasmines

    Ah, these jasmines, these white jasmines!
    I seem to remember the first day when I filled my hands with

  • The Flower-School

    When storm-clouds rumble in the sky and June showers come down.
    The moist east wind comes marching over the heath to blow its

  • The Further Bank

    I long to go over there to the further bank of the river.
    Where those boats are tied to the bamboo poles in a line;

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U

  • Untimely Leave

    No more noisy, loud words from me---such is my master's will.
    Henceforth I deal in whispers.

V

  • Vocation

    When the gong sounds ten in the morning and I walk to school by our
    lane.
    Every day I meet the hawker crying, "Bangles, crystal

W

  • When and Why

    When I bring you coloured toys, my child, I understand why there

  • When Day Is Done

    If the day is done,
    if birds sing no more,
    if the wind has flagged tired,
    then draw the veil of darkness thick upon me,

  • Where Shadow Chases Light

    This is my delight,
    thus to wait and watch at the wayside
    where shadow chases light

  • Where The Mind is Without Fear

    Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free

  • Who Is This

    I came out alone on my way to my tryst.
    But who is this that follows me in the silent dark?