In the deep shadows of the rainy July – 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.
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 : 22
In the deep shadows of the rainy July.
IN THE DEEP shadows of the rainy July,
with secret steps, thou walkest, silent as night, eluding all watchers.
To-day the morning has closed its eyes,
heedless of the insistent calls of the loud east wind,
and a thick veil has been drawn over the ever- wakeful blue sky.
The woodlands have hushed their songs,
and doors are all shut at every house. Thou art the solitary wayfarer in this deserted street.
Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my house-do not pass by like a dream.
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