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Collected Poems and Plays of Rabindranath Tagore


The shepherd boy drowsed and dreamed in the shadow of the banyan tree and I laid myself down by the water and stretched my tired limbs on the grass. [...] LVII LIGHT my light the world-filling light the eykissing light heart-sweetening light! Ah the light dances my darling at the centre of my 28life; the light strikes my darling the chords of my love; the sky opens the wind runs wild laughter passes over the earth. [...] LVIII LET all the strains of joy mingle in my last song—the joy that makes the earth flow over in the riotous excess of the grass the joy that sets the twin brothers life and death dancing ovtr the wide world the joy that sweeps in with the tempest shaking and waking all life with laughter the joy that sits still with its tears on the open red lotus of pain and the joy that throws everythin [...] Oh grant me my prayer that I may never lose the bliss of the touch of the one in the play of the many. [...] LXXVIII WHEN the creation was new and all the stars shone in their first splendour the gods held their assembly in the sky and sang Oh the picture of perfection! the joy unalloyed!" 36"But one cried of a sudden—It seems that somewhere there is a break in the chain of light and one of the stars has been lost." The golden string of their harp snapped their song stopped and they cried in dism
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Segment Pages Author Actions
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1-48 unknown view
The Crescent Moon
49-86 unknown view
The Gardener
87-148 unknown view
149-174 unknown view
175-222 unknown view
The Post Office
223-252 unknown view
Lover’s Gift
253-268 unknown view
269-284 unknown view
Stray Birds
285-330 unknown view
The Cycle of Spring
331-402 unknown view
The Fugitive and Other Poems
403-458 unknown view
Sacrifice and Other Plays
459-566 unknown view
Index of First Lines
567-578 unknown view

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