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.
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Submitted by Marieta on April 09, 2018

Modified on April 17, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A x A a b A a b A a b A a b A a b A A
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,026
Words 166
Stanzas 19
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Marieta Maglas

Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, Silver Birch Press, HerEthics Books, and some others published the poems of Marieta Maglas in anthologies like Tanka Journal , Three Line Poetry #25, Three Line Poetry #39 edited by Glenn Lyvers, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry edited by Yossi Faybish, A Divine Madness edited by John Patrick Boutilier, Near Kin edited by Marie Lecrivain, ENCHANTED - Love Poems and Abstract Art edited by Gabrielle de la Fair, Intercontinental Anthology edited by Madan Gandhi, and Nancy Drew Anthology edited by Melanie Villines. Her poems have been also published in journals like Poeticdiversity, I Am not a Silent Poet, Our Poetry Corner, and Antarctica Journal. more…

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  • davidb
    If you replace the word 'structures' with 'structure', and remove the spaces after each line (except between paragraphs) it will become a Villanelle :-)
    LikeReply1 year ago

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