Rabindranath Tagore

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

Clouds And Waves - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
We play with the golden dawn, we play with the silver moon."
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Comments about Clouds And Waves by Rabindranath Tagore

  • Pranab K Chakraborty Pranab K Chakraborty (2/20/2016 11:57:00 PM)

    Thanks to PH for Tagore's post. I have not seen it before. (Report) Reply

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  • Tilly Boesche-zacharow Tilly Boesche-zacharow (2/20/2016 3:42:00 PM)

    Tagore is one of my favorites in the poetry since long long time.Thank you I can find it here in the Hunters (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (2/20/2016 9:29:00 AM)

    It is always a pleasure to read this poem. Tagore is marvelous when it comes to dealing with human emotions. (Report) Reply

  • Anish Debnath Anish Debnath (2/20/2016 3:38:00 AM)

    Wonderful depiction of childhood dreams comprising his mother.Shows the love, affection towards her that even in the playful imagination they are together.Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Anish Debnath Anish Debnath (2/20/2016 3:27:00 AM)

    Wonderful depiction of every childhood dreams comprising his mother.This shows the affection, love towards her that even the playful imagination are not without her.Lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/20/2016 2:05:00 AM)

    Mind blowing portrayal of a conversation of a child with it's mother taking both on unique elevation of waves and sea shore is simply superb. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (2/20/2016 1:47:00 AM)

    To respect nature and to thank the Creator. Nice piece of work (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/20/2016 1:00:00 AM)

    One of the best poem by Tagore, A touchy poem with dreams in eye...Loved it. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (2/20/2016 12:49:00 AM)

    finally, PH has brought out a poem from Tagore, my favorite poet...Thanks for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Venkat Thammanaboina (2/10/2016 6:33:00 AM)

    Wonderful extraordinary comparision (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (12/19/2015 5:46:00 PM)

    .............sweet and endearing ★ (Report) Reply

  • John Petree (11/9/2015 4:58:00 PM)

    I found Tagore's comparisons between the heave and the ocean to his mother, it was truly clever. His insight is inspirational. I've literally been saying his name over and over inside my head the whole time I was at work; I was bored and was thinking of how cool of a poet name he has. (Report) Reply

  • Salma Nasser (6/26/2015 11:41:00 AM)

    Wowow (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (6/26/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    I am impressed with the depth and the emotion expressed (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (6/26/2015 4:23:00 AM)

    How MOM always comes into our lives (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (6/26/2015 3:25:00 AM)

    Upon your lap with laughter! Nice work (Report) Reply

  • Leslie Sharp Leslie Sharp (1/19/2015 11:37:00 AM)

    It a beautiful poem a poem most would hold dear to me it brought only pain. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan Rajesh Thankappan (1/17/2015 1:33:00 AM)

    But I know a better game than that.
    I will be the waves and you will be a strange shore.
    I shall roll on and on and on, and break upon your lap with
    laughter.
    And no one in the world will know where we both are.


    An Incredible poem that portrays the bond between a mother and her child. (Report) Reply

  • Piyush Dey (8/5/2014 12:22:00 PM)

    this poem is so exquisitely written, just brought tears in my eyes. Mr. Tagore is like the mentor of the class and we the students. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/8/2014 8:13:00 PM)

    .........an incredible write....the poet took me into the imaginary world of a child.... and I loved it... (Report) Reply










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