Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | August 16, 2008


by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941).


The Gift


If you would have it so,

I will end my singing.


If it sets your heart aflutter,

I will take away my eyes from your face.


If it suddenly startles you in your walk,                         5

I will step aside and take another path.


If it confuses you in your flower-weaving,

I will shun your lonely garden.


If it makes the water wanton and wild,

I will not row my boat by your bank.                           10



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