Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Stream of Life

The same stream of life

that runs through my veins

runs through the world

and dances in rhythmic measure.


It is the same life that shoots in joy

through the dust of the earth

into numberless blades of grass

and breaks into tumultuous waves

of leaves and flowers.


It is the same life

that is rocked in the ocean

cradle of birth and death

in ebb and flow.


I feel my limbs are made glorious

by the touch of this world of life

and my pride is from the life throb of ages

dancing in my blood this moment.

-Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941

Former Poet Laureate of India, Nobel Prize 1928

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