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Featured Poem: Gitanjali 23

Written by Isobel Lobo, 31st October 2022

This week's Featured Poem is Gitanjali 23 by Rabindranath Tagore and read by Emma.

For October all our Featured Poems will be selected from the poetry collection Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore. The poems within this collection explore the theme and philosophy of devotion and the light and darkness which often accompany such ideas.

This poetry collection features on this year's Reader Bookshelf. For more information, a link can be found here.

Gitanjali 23

Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey of love, my friend? The sky groans like one in despair.

I have no sleep to-night. Ever and again I open my door and look out on the darkness, my friend!

I can see nothing before me. I wonder where lies thy path!

By what dim shore of the ink-black river, by what far edge of the

frowning forest, through what mazy depth of gloom art thou threading thy course to come to me, my friend?

by Rabindranath Tagore

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