Let all the strains of my joy | Song Offerings, Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

Let all the strains of my joy – 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.

 

Let all the strains of my joy | Song Offerings, Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
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 : 58

Let all the strains of my joy | Song Offerings, Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore

Let all the strains of my joy.

LET ALL THE strains of joy mingle in my last song-the joy that makes the earth flow over in the riotous excess of the grass,

the joy that sets the twin brothers, life and death, dancing over the wide world,

the joy that sweeps in with the tempest, shaking and waking all life with laughter,

the joy that sits still with its tears on the open red lotus of pain, and the joy that throws

everything it has upon the dust, and knows not a word.

 

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