RELEVANT POEMS: “Freedom” by Rabindranath Tagore

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Freedom

Freedom from fear is the freedom
I claim for you my motherland!
Freedom from the burden of the ages, bending your head,
breaking your back, blinding your eyes to the beckoning
call of the future;
Freedom from the shackles of slumber wherewith
you fasten yourself in night’s stillness,
mistrusting the star that speaks of truth’s adventurous paths;
freedom from the anarchy of destiny
whole sails are weakly yielded to the blind uncertain winds,
and the helm to a hand ever rigid and cold as death.
Freedom from the insult of dwelling in a puppet’s world,
where movements are started through brainless wires,
repeated through mindless habits,
where figures wait with patience and obedience for the
master of show,
to be stirred into a mimicry of life.

by Rabindranath TagoreΒ 

Rabindranath Tagore [1861-1941] was considered the greatest writer in modern Indian literature. A Bengali poet, novelist, educator,Β  Nobel Laureate for Literature [1913].

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    1. Thank you Vrunda so much for your visit and your comment! πŸ™‚

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  1. earthskyair says:

    Wow! That is powerful! And so timely. πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much dear Nancy! I also felt it was relevant to our times πŸ™‚

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  2. Fantastic poem by the great Rabindranath Tagore.

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    1. Thank you dear Kamal! Yes, he is another one of my favorites! πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. Welcome dear Amira and yes such great masters of their times.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  3. Taruna says:

    Great voice, one of my favorites writers

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    1. Oh thank you so much Taruna! We both share the like for this author then! πŸ™‚

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  4. LindaP says:

    Wonderful poem!

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