Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Salutation by Rabindranath Tagore

Monet's Sunrise


Salutation by Tagore

In one salutation to thee, my God,

let all my senses spread out and touch this world at thy feet.

Like a rain-cloud of July

hung low with its burden of unshed showers

let all my mind bend down at thy door in one salutation to thee.

Let all my songs gather together their diverse strains into a single current

and flow to a sea of silence in one salutation to thee.

Like a flock of homesick cranes flying night and day

back to their mountain nests

let all my life take its voyage to its eternal home

in one salutation to thee.

END

Late Afternoon Gulf


'Salutation' was found in the collection 'Gitanjali' is also here

Monet's famous Sunrise, alleged to be as famous to many as the Mona Lisa...Credit goes here

Late Afternoon Gulf Painting found here "Late Afternoon Gulf" - just renamed and posted by beautiful artist, Jill Berry on gorgeous website, July 14, 2010

5 comments:

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

Remarkable simplicity!

Akhtar Wasim Dar said...

Claude Monet’s painting “sunrise” might not be as famous as the Leonardo da Vinci’s La Gioconda (Mona Lisa) but is as mysterious and as engaging as is the famous one.

Connie L. Nash said...

so glad you also like impressionists and appreciated the Salutation...do you have any paintings similar in theme or style on photo?

years ago when i first ventured beyond my own youthful religious perimeters and loved poetry since earlier than 12 years i found tagore. i realize much of his poetry is out of date with current styles & even to me now feel too flowery & like needing a really competent editor...

still & yet i find gems like no other poet among his work...

for one thing, he does have a way of bridging between the erudite, rigid theologian and the speaker of God/god/Spirit/Common or Ultimate Reality as everything...because he give specifics in his interaction with this Reality which involves the personal as well as the universal...

and the moments which take one's breath away...

did you see my post: Summer Rain: Rumi answers Rilke? Is it too mystical for my blogsite?

Jill Berry said...

This is a simply beautiful post!
The Poetry & the Art.
I'm surprised & honored to find my work here. My little painting that was "lost" in the studio a few weeks ago, has gained new life.

May God continually Bless,
Your Heart For Peace

Connie L. Nash said...

Dear Jill Berry,

Well, I was MORE than happy to find your beautiful painting along with the humble, lovely site you blog.

Thanx for letting me know you liked this post. I do a lot of human rights and serious peace items yet am always returning to the artists/the poets and the contemplatives.

I plan to look again often at your wonderful blogsite.

In a week or two I plan to "put forth" on this site a much longer composite of Tagore's work...

If you like and know Tagore, do let me in on your favorite line or poem of his...or any similar poet.