Show Yourself To My Soul

Show Yourself To My Soul

by Rabindranath Tagore
     
 

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Out of Bengal and the Hindu spiritual tradition comes a Nobel prize-winning mystical poet whose time for broad, popular acceptance has come. William Butler Yeats fell in love with these poems almost a 100 years ago, the Nobel Committee honored them with their literature prize in 1913 and just recently The Utne Reader cited Tagore as one of today's most overlooked

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Out of Bengal and the Hindu spiritual tradition comes a Nobel prize-winning mystical poet whose time for broad, popular acceptance has come. William Butler Yeats fell in love with these poems almost a 100 years ago, the Nobel Committee honored them with their literature prize in 1913 and just recently The Utne Reader cited Tagore as one of today's most overlooked spiritual writers. This new edition is important because its lyrical translation has been made from Tagore's original Bengali and because it makes the entire collection of 157 Gitanjali, or "song offerings" available to a wider audience for the first time. Rabindranath Tagore wrote with the insight and emotion that so characterizes Kahlil Gibran, with the mystical passion that has made Jalaluddin Rumi so popular and with a simplicity and depth that remains fresh and attractive to today's seekers.

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Library Journal
Poet and pacifist Tagore (1861-1941) is the mostly forgotten winner of the Nobel Prize in literature (1913). Certainly, no one questions his worthiness, but outside of the Bengali-speaking world, he wins very few readers. This work is a new translation of his most famous and popular work, the Gitanjali, a collection of almost na ve prayers to God in poetic form. After many years of Rumi and Rilke, American readers may be ready for the sweet insights of the Bengal poet. For most collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893732551
Publisher:
Ave Maria Press
Publication date:
07/05/2002
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

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Come, show Yourself
to my soul
in ever-new ways.
Come in scents, come in hues,
come in songs.
Let my body thrill with joy
at Your touch.
Come into my mind
with nectar-laden joy.
Come to my eyes
so intent and longingly happy.
Come into my life
in ever-new ways.
Come:
pure, bright, pleasing.
Come:
beautiful, charming, peaceful.
Come, O come
in a wonderful arrangement.
Come in sorrow, come in joy,
come to my heart.
Daily come in all my activities:
Come when my work is done.
Come into my life
in ever-new ways.

What guest was it
who came to the door of my soul
this autumn day?
O my heart,
sing out a joy-song!
Let the blue sky's quiet sounds
let the dew-laden anxiety
find place today
on the strings of your lute.
Join in equal rhythm today
with the harvest's golden song.
Send your tune floating
on the full river's pure stream.
He has come!
Look at His face in deep happiness.
Come on!
Open the door
and go out with Him!

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