Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta)


In a universe rampant

With new life exhalant,

With new life exultant,

Vishnu spreads wide

His four-handed blessing.

He raises his conch

And all things quake

At its booming sound.

The frenzy dies down,

The furnace expires,

The planets douse

Their flames with tears,

The world’s Divine Poet

Constructs its history,

From wild cosmic song

Its epic is formed.

Stars in their orbits,

Moon sun and planets –

He binds with his mace

All things to Law,

Imposes the discipline

Of metre and rhyme.

                                                Rabindranath Tagore