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Mainstream, VOL LVII No 21 New Delhi May 11, 2019

Where You Walk in Company..

Tuesday 14 May 2019

Rabindranath Tagore’s 158th birth anniversary falls on Thursday (May 9, 2019).

Where You Walk in Company...

where you walk in company 

with the world of men, 

I am united with you. 

Not in the forest retreat, 

nor in isolation, 

not even in the solitude of 

my inmost thoughts, 

but where the people have you 

for their own, 

I, too, have you for my own, 

my beloved. 

Where you greet every one 

with outstretched arms, 

my heart awakens in love for you. 

Love is not to be secreted away 

within the four walls, 

like sun, it spreads out everywhere. 

That you bring joy 

to one and all, 

is also that which brings me joy, 

my beloved! 

Rabindranath Tagore

[Translated by Kshitis Roy from the original Bengali song, Viswa sathey yogey yethaye viharo]

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