Poetry Corner: The Beginning

Hey people, how have you all been doing?

I’m back with a poem this week, and once again, it is by Tagore. Can’t help it! 🙂

Here we go with this week’s treasure, which I found on the Internet:

The Beginning

“WHERE have I come from, where did you pick me up?” the baby asked its mother.

She answered half crying, half laughing, and clasping the baby to her breast,– “You were hidden in my heart as its desire, my darling.

You were in the dolls of my childhood’s games; and when with clay I made the image of my god every morning, I made and unmade you then.

You were enshrined with our household deity, in his worship I worshipped you.

In all my hopes and my loves, in my life, in the life of my mother you have lived.

In the lap of the deathless Spirit who rules our home you have been nursed for ages.

When in girlhood my heart was opening its petals, you hovered as a fragrance about it.

Your tender softness bloomed in my youthful limbs, like a glow in the sky before the sunrise.

Heaven’s first darling, twin-born with the morning light, you have floated down the stream of the world’s life, and at last you have stranded on my heart.

As I gaze on your face, mystery overwhelms me; you who belong to all have become mine.

For fear of losing you I hold you tight to my breast. What magic has snared the world’s treasure in these slender arms of mine?”

Isn’t it beautiful? So emotional, so touching, so simple, so TAGORE.

How did you like it? What poetry have you been reading?

PS: Priya’s Kitchen updated after ages!!! Do check it out!!



Filed under Reading Ramana

3 responses to “Poetry Corner: The Beginning

  1. Wonderful as ever! Just the name Tagore made me read the post 😀

  2. I am not big on poetry and I enjoy Tagore’s short stories more than his poetry. That is only because I have not read Tagore’s poems that much. Having said that, my favorite poem by Tagore is “The Golden Boat.” I just feel that that poem speaks about everyone, not just him. I think I will add “The Beginning” to my fav’s list. Loved it.

  3. priyaiyer


    isn’t is simple and adorable! glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂


    i am glad you liked this poem so much. i loved it too. 🙂

    i have never read or heard of ‘the golden boat’. will check it out soon. thanks for the suggestion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s