Gitanjali

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Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,853 / 46 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Category: PK
Downloads: 27,861
mnybks.net#: 6797
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Poetry

Nobel prize for literature 1913, with an introduction by William B. Yeats (1865--1939), Nobel prize for literature 1923. First published in 1913.

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I forget myself and call thee friend who art my lord.

I know not how thou singest, my master! I ever listen in silent amazement.

The light of thy music illumines the world. The life breath of thy music runs from sky to sky. The holy stream of thy music breaks through all stony obstacles and rushes on.

My heart longs to join in thy song, but vainly struggles for a voice. I would speak, but speech breaks not into song, and I cry out baffled. Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless meshes of thy music, my master!

Life of my life, I shall ever try to keep my body pure, knowing that thy living touch is upon all my limbs.

I shall ever try to keep all untruths out from my thoughts, knowing that thou art that truth which has kindled the light of reason in my mind.

I shall ever try to drive all evils away from my heart and keep my love in flower, knowing that thou hast thy seat in the inmost shrine of my heart.

And it shall be my endeavour to reveal thee in my actions,
knowing it is thy power gives me strength to act.

I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.

Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor
respite, and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.

Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and
murmurs; and the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.

Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to sing dedication of live in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Pluck this little flower and take it, delay not! I fear lest it droop and drop into the dust.

I may not find a place in thy garland, but honour it with a touch of pain from thy hand and pluck it. I fear lest the day end before I am aware, and the time of offering go by.

Though its colour be not deep and its smell be faint, use this flower in thy service and pluck it while there is time.

My song has p

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Average Rating of 3.8 from 4 reviews: ****
2012.06.11
Alka dongre
***..

Tagore\'s poetry abounds in such picturesque and sensuous descriptions of Nature. Gitanjali is a collection of devotional songs in praise of God

2011.01.23
RAJAN
****.

THIS IS THE BEST AND ANYONE CANNOT COMPARE THIS

2011.01.13
ARNAB KUMAR JANA
***..

IT IS A DELIROUS NOVEL ALONG WITH THE
FEATURES OF NATURAL BEAUTY. IT TAKES TO THE NATURAL FEELINGS OF WONDERLAND WIT PRAYERS OF GOD.

2006.04.20
Nikzad
*****

This book is divine. It just takes you along to another dimension where you are in a different world. i keep on reading it over and over again. One of the best works by one of the most outstanding person in history.


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