When and Why

Many thanks to SmileCalm who introduced me to this poem by Rabindranath Tagore.  It resonated strongly after my woodland discovery.  I hope you enjoy it too.

WHEN I bring you coloured toys, my child, I understand why there is such a play of colours on clouds, on water, and why flowers are painted in tints–when I give coloured toys to you, my child.

When I sing to make you dance, I truly know why there is music in leaves, and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth–when I sing to make you dance.

When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands, I know why there is honey in the cup of the flower, and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice–when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.

When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling, I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light, and what delight the summer breeze brings to my body–when I kiss you to make you smile.

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Posted on October 11, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the beautiful way to start my day. 😀

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  2. What a beautiful way to start the day. And this shows how closely the poet knew the joys and gifts of nature. Thank you!

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