Collection of poems by Tagore Translated by Ranu

Short poems by Rabindranath Tagore


Honeybee (Photo credit: quisnovus)

‘The Wasp and the Honeybee’

For this tiny honeycomb,

you are boasting so much!

My dear brother, come hither,

show me a better one before I leave.

‘Dwelling Place’

Announced the mango tree to the creeping tree,one day,

We were all equal in this green forest;

man has brought with him his own taste__

now the distinction has begun, equality comes to an end.

‘Necessity of Relationship’


Money (Photo credit: 401(K) 2012)

Beggar’s bundle remarked  hey money bag,

how can you forget we are related?

Money bag uttered, you would have done the same

if the money was in your bundle and not in mine.

4 thoughts on “Collection of poems by Tagore Translated by Ranu

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for these poems. How very nice they are! I like them all.

    I very much like the second one, Shakespearean in nature, implying that it is human thinking that creates distinction, difference, good or bad.

    The third one, about the bundle and bag, brings to mind something of the dynamic we saw in one of Waheed Murad’s films about the two brothers.

    All good wishes,


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