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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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What an inspiring poem and so beautifully read.

Kairen Holmes Sat, 25/12/2021 - 08:33 Permalink

It is so spiritually uplifting for the mind to listen to this well known poem by Rabindra Nath Tagore,the Poet Laureate from Bengal,India. It is also been put into a song which is able to take us out of all the doom and gloom going round around us !

Dr.Chitra Ray Sun, 19/12/2021 - 15:49 Permalink

This is a wonderful idea.

Paula Chabrel Fri, 10/12/2021 - 13:56 Permalink

So so beautiful , the words reach your soul . Thank you

Caroll Preston Wed, 08/12/2021 - 16:00 Permalink

I was not familiar with this poetry but thoroughly enjoyed its gentleness

Dinah Masters Wed, 08/12/2021 - 06:29 Permalink

Beautiful poem, we need light at this time of the year.

Valerie Maidment Fri, 03/12/2021 - 15:50 Permalink

what a beautiful poem . It gives light in these dark days.
Thank you

ariane de sary… Thu, 02/12/2021 - 10:20 Permalink

I am looking forward to the rest Thank you!

Mary Boyall Wed, 01/12/2021 - 23:13 Permalink

I am looking forward to the res. Thank yout

Mary Boyall Wed, 01/12/2021 - 23:11 Permalink

How nice to have something new each day to think about and enjoy. Thank you!

Chloe Baveystock Wed, 01/12/2021 - 22:52 Permalink