Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Beggarly Heart - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

When the heart is hard and parched up,
come upon me with a shower of mercy.

When grace is lost from life,
come with a burst of song.

When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from
beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.

When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner,
break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.

When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one,
thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder


Comments about Beggarly Heart by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (2/20/2016 2:49:00 PM)

    Absolutely abounds with wisdom and beauty and inspires us to pray and trust and open the doors of our hearts to the Creator's well as desire He would break down those doors (Report) Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (12/19/2015 6:43:00 PM)

    .........wonderful and heartfelt ★ (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/23/2014 9:38:00 AM)

    Love to the divinity and a highly classic and holistic poem from the real enlightened poet of India.Very much interesting to recite and understand. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (3/1/2014 9:46:00 PM)

    When desire blinds the mind with
    delusion and dust, O thou holy one,
    thou wakeful, come with thy light
    and thy thunder.
    I bow my head to thy feet. (Report) Reply

  • Dhivya Thiyagarajan Dhivya Thiyagarajan (3/16/2012 7:09:00 AM)

    it is a beautiful poem
    it is a heart touching poem (Report) Reply

  • Aditya Jaswal (8/24/2011 10:11:00 AM)

    really heart touching and sweet poem........ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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