December 28th, 2009

Rabindranath Tagore: Accept me, my lord, accept me for this while


Rabindranath Tagore: Accept me, my lord, accept me for this while

I read Tagore in my youth.  He died when I was eight, but I thought of him as a living poet.  I know I couldn't have been reading him then, (although he was composing poetry at that age)  but it could not have been much later.  In the liberal Methodist Churches I attended, as a teen and young adult his name was mentioned frequently with near reverence.  I can' t remember what I thought of his poetry, but I never returned to him till now.

There are twelve poems at this site.  this is one of my two or three favorite, but all are worth reading.