Saturday, February 09, 2008

Where The Mind is Without Fear

A good frind reminded me of this giant of poetry and Nobel Laureate. As a child in India I read his poems for school and am glad my friend Katie-Did reminded me of his genious...

Where The Mind is Without Fear
Rabindranath Tagore

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

From Rabindranath Tagore's GeetanjaliMahfuj, Stockholm


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