Villanelle for Rabindranath Tagore

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art

While spurning the resisting linguistic structures.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

 

In Bengal renaissance, he wouldn’t stand apart.

To West, he introduced the Indian culture.

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art.

 

Yeats criticized his translation using the words’ dart.

‘Sacrifice’, from prior drama, made a rupture.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

 

‘Chokher Bali ‘ meant mourning on the widow’s part.

Biology, physics infused his work’s structure.

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art.

 

He gave his Nobel Prize monies for the schools’ start.

Beyond the limits, he conceived a new culture.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

 

“Tagore Song” and ‘Baul’ ballads kept his inner part.

‘Tin Sangi’ and ‘ Se’ along Goethe spread culture.

From Sanskrit, he freed the writing songs and the art.

The lines of ‘Song Offerings’ came from his pure heart.

 

Poem by Marieta Maglas

 

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About Marieta

Marieta Maglas is from Romania. She was born on May 1964. She graduated the University in her country in 1987. Her poems have appeared in some journals, including the Velvetillusion Literary Magazine Alabama,The Secret (La Revista) Italy, FWM Magazine US and Thu Trang Spain. Her poems were selected, and published on some anthologies at Xlibris, Sybaritic Press ( more specific it’s about the book Near Kin edited by Marie Lecrivain), at Prolific Press ( Three Line Poetry issue # 25) and others. She has been nominated at International Festival of Poetry in Canada and Mexico.

3 thoughts on “Villanelle for Rabindranath Tagore

  1. Sarala Ramkamal

    Tagore my Manasa Guru in poetry writing.. how much I drank still I am thirsty .. good poem .. felt very happy to read this 🙂

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