”I ask for a moment . . . to sit by thy side” Rabindranath Tagore

October 8, 2019

From Monday, October 7 to Monday, October 14, I will be making my annual retreat in New England.  I will occasional check emails to catch important messages, but for the most part stillness wants my attention.

Time to breathe in and out slowly, almost like reading an 8 day long poem.

Have a blest week.


john st sj


Today’s Post   Rabindranath Tagore  Gitanjali # 5

I ask for a moment’s indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.

Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite,
and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.

Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and
the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.

Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to sing
dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.

Tagore,  Gitanjali # 5

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913
Rabindranath Tagore


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