POEMS: “Stray Birds” By Rabindranath Tagore (verses 1 to 5, out of 326 verses)

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“Stray Birds” By Rabindranath Tagore

 

1
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.

2
O TROUPE of little vagrants of the world, leave your footprints in my words.

3
THE world puts off its mask of vastness to its lover.

It becomes small as one song, as one kiss of the eternal.

4
IT is the tears of the earth that keep her smiles in bloom.

5
THE mighty desert is burning for the love of a blade of grass who shakes her head and laughs and flies away.

 

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[translated from Bengali to English by the author]

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916

[Frontispiece in color by Willy Pogány]

To
T. HARA
of
Yokohama

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Beautiful poem Amira! Love and hugs,Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda! 🙂 Love and hugs back to you ❤

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