waiting for you

Rabindranath Tagore 1861 (Kolkata) – 1941 (Kolkata)



Waiting
The song I came to sing
remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days stringing
and in unstringing my instrument.

The time has not come true,
the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony
of wishing in my heart…..

I have not seen his face,
nor have I listened to his voice;
only I have heard his gentle footsteps
from the road before my house…..

But the lamp has not been lit
and I cannot ask him into my house;
I live in the hope of meeting with him;
but this meeting is not yet.

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Submitted by chandrudupvp on December 26, 2021

Modified on April 30, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AAXAX XBXX XXXC XCXB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 515
Words 117
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 5, 4, 4, 4

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore FRAS was an Indian polymath—poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. more…

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