Thursday, November 11, 2010


I touch God in my song
Rabindranath Tagore

I touch God in my song
     as the hill touches the far-away sea
          with its waterfall.

The butterfly counts not months but moments,
     and has time enough.

Let my love, like sunlight, surround you
     and yet give you illumined freedom.

Love remains a secret even when spoken,
     for only a lover truly knows that he is loved.

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
     is no freedom for thee.

In love I pay my endless debt to thee
     for what thou art.

I love this poem. I always think of marriage when I read this poem, and so I quote from it today at my piece over at Glow in the Woods where I am talking about marriage, counseling, grief and loss. Come over and join the conversation. Roots.


  1. "Let my love, like sunlight, surround you and yet give you illumined freedom."

    This line is so powerful and beautiful.

  2. Blew me away, Angie. That post was pure honesty and love.

  3. Beautiful! I hadn't seen that one before, I'm glad you shared it.


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