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Featured Poem: Gitanjali 35 by Rabindranath Tagore

Written by Isobel Lobo, 4th October 2022

This week's Featured Poem is Gitanjali 35 by Rabindranath Tagore and is read by Mariana.

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 The Reader Bookshelf. For more information, a link can be found here.

Gitanjali 35

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.

by Rabindranath Tagore

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