By Rabindranath Tagore
The letters translated during this ebook span the most efficient interval of my literary lifestyles, while, because of nice success, i used to be younger and no more identified. From the creation.
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My mother earth sits to-day in the cornfields by the river-side, in her raiment of sunlit gold; and near her feet, her knees, her lap, I roll about and play. Mother of a multitude of children, she attends but absently to their constant calls on her, with an immense patience, but also with a certain aloofness. She is seated there, with her far-away look fastened on the verge of the afternoon sky, while I keep chattering on untiringly. Glimpses of Bengal 44 BALJA, Tuesday, February 1893. I do not want to wander about any more.
Metre is born as all beauty is born the universe through. The current set up within well-defined bounds gives metrical verse power to move the minds of men as vague and indefinite prose cannot. This idea became clear to me as I glided on from river to beel and beel to river. Glimpses of Bengal 55 PATISAR, 26th (Straven) August 1893. For some time it has struck me that man is a rough-hewn and woman a finished product. There is an unbroken consistency in the manners, customs, speech, and adornment of woman.
Since I cannot be thoroughly wild, it is but proper that I should make an endeavour to be thoroughly civil. Why foment a quarrel between the two? SHELIDAH, Glimpses of Bengal 34 16th June 1892. The more one lives alone on the river or in the open country, the clearer it becomes that nothing is more beautiful or great than to perform the ordinary duties of one's daily life simply and naturally. From the grasses in the field to the stars in the sky, each one is doing just that; and there is such profound peace and surpassing beauty in nature because none of these tries forcibly to transgress its limitations.
Glimpses of Bengal - Selected From the Letters of Sir Rabindranath Tagore 1885-1895 by Rabindranath Tagore