Tagore in 1879, when he was studying in England. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In this poem Tagore is telling us,no one escapes from adversity regardless of who he is.It is a process human beings have to go through,he is no exception. Through his poem entitled “Kabbo” ,which means poetry, he explains it.
O immortal poet,
Wasn’t there joy and sorrow
hope and disappointment in your life,
Just like us?
Did you not face conspiracy, hidden pain?
Were you spared from
You had moments when
you were in need of pity but were deprived.
You also had sleepless nights
You kept yourself above
and wrote poems which blossomed
like the beautiful Lotus.
There was no trace of poverty
you did not let sorrow and
ruin the sweetness of your poems
and presented it to us before you left!
The Poetic Art by Rabindranath Tagore
Still wasn’t there sad and happy moments in your life
the quarrel for hope and despair,just like us
O our immortal poet? Did you not have to face
English: Rabindranath Tagore Русский: Тагор, Рабиндранат (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
political meeting, conspiracy, every step of the way?
were you not subjected to the pain of insult,
disregard,deception and unfair verdict,
you witnessed the cruel effects of poverty,
and spent several sleepless nights with a heavy chest.
Still he is above all free and clean
blossomed with beautiful poetry
in the midst of this joyous occasion he has no place
there is no sign of sadness or adversity.
He struggled with all the misfortunes alone,in the end
bestowed all the great things he achieved to his people.