No more noisy, loud words from me—such is my master’s will.
Henceforth I deal in whispers.
The speech of my heart will be carried on in murmurings of a song.
Men hasten to the King’s market. All the buyers and sellers are there.
But I have my untimely leave in the middle of the day, in the thick of work.
Let then the flowers come out in my garden, though it is not their time;
and let the midday bees strike up their lazy hum.
Full many an hour have I spent in the strife of the good and the evil,
but now it is the pleasure of my playmate of the empty days to draw my heart on to him;
and I know not why is this sudden call to what useless inconsequence!
© Rabindranath Tagore
Some other random works of this poet:
- Maran-Milan (Death-Wedding)
- Poems On Man
- The Last Bargain
- The Gardener LV: It Was Mid-Day
- Poems On Life
- The Flower-School
- The Kiss
- Clouds And Waves
- The Journey
- Free Love
- I Found A Few Old Letters
- Old And New
- Lover’s Gifts LVIII: Things Throng And Laugh
- Lover’s Gifts XVI: She Dwelt Here By The Pool
- The Gardener XXXVIII: My Love, Once Upon A Time
- Unending Love
- The Land Of The Exile
- Chain Of Pearls
- Closed Path
- The Little Big Man
- Stray Birds 91 – 99
- When The Two Sisters Go To Fetch Water
- Lover’s Gifts XLIV: Where Is Heaven
- Stray Birds 61 – 70
- The Gardener LI: Then Finish The Last Song
- When And Why
- The Gardener XIX: You Walked
- The Tame Bird Was In A Cage
- The Gardener XLVIII: Free Me
- The Lotus
- Ungrateful Sorrow
- The Rainy Day
- Stray Birds 31 – 40
- The Boat
- The Gardener XLIV: Reverend Sir, Forgive
- The Gardener IX: When I Go Alone At Night
- Lost Time
- Stray Birds 71 – 80
- Sail Away
- Lover’s Gifts XLVIII: I Travelled The Old Road
- Face To Face
- Still Heart