Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Restless One

Oh poet, your heart is stirred today
By the music resounding in the skirts of the universe,
The ceaseless, causeless motion of unseen feet.
In your pulse-beats I hear the steps of the restless spirit.
Your heart beats in fervor;
No one knows
How the ocean's waves dance in your blood today. . . .

Look, how the stream surges into sound.
The boat quivers;
Leave on shore what you have saved on shore.
Do not look back any more
Let the call of what lies ahead
Draw you forward
On this vast stream
From the clamor behind
To unplumbed darkness, boundless light

--Rabindranath Tagore

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