chain of pearls

mother, i shall weave a chain of pearls
for thy neck
with my tears of sorrow
the stars have wrought their anklets of light
to deck thy feet
but mine will hang upon thy breast

wealth and fame come from thee
and it is for thee to give or to withhold them
but this my sorrow is absolutely mine own
and when i bring it to thee as my offering
though rewardest me
with thy grace

 

– Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali, 83.

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~ by tdcatss on July 18, 2016.

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