Ode to Rabindranath Tagore

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Ode to Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not years, but minutes
The rose counts not months, but moments
So what is beauty in another time?
Love is the only reality

The stars repeat it as light’s mantra
And if trees are the earth’s endless
Essay to speak to blue heaven
And if the oceans are the planet’s special

Way of finding uniformity in origins
Think then that your love cannot
Claim possess over these things
But give freedom and sustainability

Because for your love, the world
Has suffered cruelly, so your families
Could be born other species have gone extinct
That you might have airplanes, internet and cities

A lot has been lost from this place
And your children will not see those birds
Science and corporations of profit
Government and institutions of measure

Do not always care, it’s the artists
And the children that know how to count
The important matters of humanity
Be like a mother and a philosopher in all that you do.

3 thoughts on “Ode to Rabindranath Tagore

  1. Wuji, I love all your words and every which way you string them together like pearls that do not require holes. Just know that, in case I flip some screens every now and then when life excludes poetry. With love, MLHE

    • Hey you, you’ve always been one of my most loyal supports and for that I’m totally grateful. I know life can exclude poetry, I suspect it will happen to me again soon.

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