Tuesday, October 7, 2008

FROM THE BLOG ENTITLED WRITERQUAKE, AND LYDIA, THE BLOGGER WHO CREATED IT, IN THE NAME OF PEACE, KIDS, I GIVE YOU THE FOLLOWING:

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into
fragments
by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward
perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its
way into
the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-
widening thought and action—
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my
country
awake.

- Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Indian poet,
playwright and essayist;
Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913

Peace, kids.

6 comments:

Lydia said...

Reading the poem here at your blog is like seeing it anew. Thanks for mentioning me and my blog, Lisa, but most of all for sharing Tagore with a wider audience. :)

Lisa Allender said...

You are welcome! I had a few e-mails asking me about you & your blog...I sent folks your way. If u ever need to e-mail me personally, you can find it at:
www.lisaallender.com

Mariposa said...

I love Rabindranath Tagore...and love this one too!

Nice to see this here...

Lisa Allender said...

Thank you, Mariposa!
I love this poem.

Dr. Jay SW said...

"Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its
way into
the dreary desert sand of dead habit"
Wow--that's great; I could write a whole blog post on those two lines (for that matter, I probably will...). Tagore's one of those people I feel like I really should know very well, but really don't know at all...something I'll try to remedy soon....

Lisa Allender said...

Hi Dr. Jay Sw, Thank you for visiting! yep-this poet is great!