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Poet: Rabindranath Tagore

I touch God in my song

Poet: Rabindranath Tagore

I touch God in my song
     as the hill touches the far-away sea
          with its waterfall.

The butterfly counts not months but moments,
     and has time enough.

(1) Thou hast made me endless (from Gitanjali)

Poet: Rabindranath Tagore

Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.

     This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales,

(38) I want thee, only thee (from Gitanjali)

Poet: Rabindranath Tagore

That I want thee, only thee — let my heart repeat without end. All desires that distract me, day and night, are false and empty to the core.
     As the night keeps hidden in its gloom the petition for light,

I touch God in my song

Poet: Rabindranath Tagore

I touch God in my song
     as the hill touches the far-away sea
          with its waterfall.

The butterfly counts not months but moments,
     and has time enough.