"Gitanjali", or Song Offerings, is a collection of poems translated by the author, Rabindranath Tagore, from the original Bengali. This collection won the Nobel prize for Tagore in 1913. This volume includes the original introduction by William Butler Yeats that accompanied the 1911 English... read more
“I am certain that priceless wealth is in thee, and that thou art my best friend, but I have not the heart to sweep away the tinsel that fills my room.”
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.Where knowledge is free.Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;Where words come out from the depth of truth;Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary sand of dead habit;Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action--Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.”
“From the words of the poet men take what meanings please them; yet their last meaning points to thee.”
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