POEMS: “I” by Rabindranath Tagore (Spirituality)


I wonder if I know him
In whose speech is my voice,
In whose movement is my being,
Whose skill is in my lines,
Whose melody is in my songs
In joy and sorrow.
I thought he was chained within me,
Contained by tears and laughter,
Work and play.
I thought he was my very self
Coming to an end with my death.


Why then in a flood of joy do I feel him
In the sight and touch of my beloved?
This ‘I’ beyond self I found
On the shores of the shining sea.
Therefore I know
This ‘I’ is not imprisoned within my bounds.
Losing myself, I find him
Beyond the borders of time and space.


Through the Ages
I come to know his Shining Self
In the life of the seeker,
In the voice of the poet.
From the dark clouds pour the rains.
I sit and think:
Bearing so many forms, so many names,
I come down, crossing the threshold
Of countless births and deaths.
The Supreme undivided, complete in himself,
Embracing past and present,
Dwells in Man.
Within Him I shall find myself –
The ‘I’ that reaches everywhere.

Rabindranath Tagore



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Boundless bliss in his poetic splendour, Amira and for sure all Him in this Whole Universe. His divine play and He in everyone and everything. Awesome poem.

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    1. So true dear Kamal! Another amazing poet!

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      1. Welcome Amira and awesome man.

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  2. I love Rabindranath. 🙏 Thank your for sharing this.

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    1. Oh Gustavo, we share the love for this poet! Thank you for your visit and lovely comment. 🙂


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