Hey people! Hope y’all are doing good!
This week’s poetry is again by Rabindranath Tagore. I couldn’t get the sheer beauty of this poem out of my head once I read it.
The Evening Was Lonely
The evening was lonely for me, and I was reading a book till my heart became dry, and it seemed to me that beauty was a thing fashioned by the traders in words. Tired, I shut the book and snuffed the candle. In a moment the room was flooded with moonlight. Spirit of Beauty, how could you, whose radiance overbrims the sky, stand hidden behind a candle’s tiny flame? How could a few vain words from a book rise like a mist, and veil her whose voice has hushed the heart of earth into ineffable calm?
Do let me know how you found this gem of a poem.
What poetry are you reading these days?