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!