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Rabindranath Tagore - Light

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
Rabindranath Tagore's writing is deeply rooted in both Indian and Western learning traditions. Rabindranath Tagore originally wrote in Bengali, but later reached a broad audience in the West after recasting his poetry in English. In contrast to the frenzied life in the West, his poetry was felt to convey the peace of the soul in harmony with nature. Today's gift is his poem "Light", read by Accredited Lecturer Karin Fernald


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The Arts Society based in The Hague, Netherlands have awarded a grant to Le Nuove Musiche Music Ensemble. The grant will benefit a project aimed at promoting knowledge about 17th century Baroque music in England with two performances by young music students in venues located around The Hague.

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Veronica Johnstone Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:45 Permalink

Really lovely, I'm going to enjoy this calendar

Jeanne Gregory Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:44 Permalink

Very nice! Had no idea what the calendar might be like, but it's good so far!

Rosemary Chapman Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:42 Permalink

Beautiful, evocative poem for the 1st December

Carolyn Worrall Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:35 Permalink

Came across Tagore's poems for the first time this year and am bowled over by them, this one does not disappoint

Gillian Carter Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:33 Permalink

Quite brilliant; shall be sharing and recommending widely, particularly to non-members.
Look forward to Day 2

Angela Payne Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:32 Permalink

Very interesting.For a severely sight impaired person l say watch this space for more revelations.

Julie Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:32 Permalink

The gift of poetry is a beautiful idea. Thank you. It brought serenity to my otherwise chaotic day.

Claire Power Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:31 Permalink

Great idea!

Jenny Hill Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:31 Permalink

I enjoyed the poem very much, thank you.

Christine Giles Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:28 Permalink