Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey | Song Offerings, Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey – is a poem in the Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry collection “Song Offerings” or “Gitanjali” in Bengali. Geetanjali is a remarkable book of verses composed by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), which earned him the Nobel Prize.

 

Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey | Song Offerings, Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর [ Rabindranath Tagore ]

It was written originally in Bangla during 1908-1909 and later its English version in prose was published under the title ‘The Song offerings’. It was the first English anthology of Rabindranath published in late 1912 by the India Society of London. On 10 November of the following Year (1913), Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for the book Geetanjali.

This recognition introduced Rabindranath worldwide as an exponent of unique poetic talent. Famous Irish poet W B Yeats wrote the introduction of the English version of Geetanjali. Besides, a pencil sketch of the poet drawn by Rothenstain was published in the book. Rabindranath dedicated Geetanjali to WB Yeats.

Serial Number of the song : 23

 

আকাশের চাঁদ Akasher chad [ কবিতা ]- রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর
রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর [ Rabindranath Tagore ]

Art thou abroad on this stormy night on thy journey.

ART THOU abroad on this stormy night on thy journey of love, my friend? The sky groans like one in despair.

I have no sleep to-night. Ever and again I open my door and look out on the darkness, my friend!

I can see nothing before me. I wonder where lies thy path!

By what dim shore of the ink-black river, by what far edge of the

frowning forest, through what mazy depth of gloom art thou threading thy course to come to me, my friend?

 

 

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