I read Thursdays With Tagore at Kals’ blog and loved the concept. It made me realise that I have almost forgotten how to to read poetry. It made me long to make a fresh start with poetry, and so, here I go with a slightly modified version of Thursdays With Tagore, with due permission from Kals.
I will be posting a poem every week under the heading of Poetry Corner, something that I read and liked enough to discuss and bring to the notice of my blog friends. I will try to feature a new poet every week.
Suggestions on what poems to read are most welcome from all of you.
For today, I’ll go with a beautiful poem by THE Tagore (something that has been on my Gtalk status for a while now):
When I bring to you coloured toys, my child, I understand why there is such a play of colours on clouds, on water, and why flowers are painted in tints – when I give coloured toys to you, my child.
When I sing to make you dance I truly know why there is music in leaves, and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth – when I sing to make you dance.
When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands I know why there si honey in the cup of the flower and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice – when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.
When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling, I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light, and what delight that is which the summer breeze brings to my body – when I kiss you to make you smile.
~ Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali
Isn’t the imagery just lovely?
Do join in and tell me what poetry are you reading this week.
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