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Tagore, Rabindranath - Song VII of Gitanjali



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Song VII of Gitanjali

My song has put off her adornments.
She has no pride of dress and decoration.
Ornaments would mar our union; they would come
between thee and me; their jingling would drown thy whispers.
My poet's vanity dies in shame before thy sight.
O master poet, I have sat down at thy feet.
Only let me make my life simple and straight,
like a flute of reed for thee to fill with music

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Tagore, Rabindranath

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