Rabindranath Tagore

The Gardener XXII: When She Passed by Me

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.

When she passed by me with quick
steps, the end of her skirt touched
  From the unknown island of a
heart came a sudden warm breath of
  A flutter of a flitting touch brushed
me and vanished in a moment, like a
torn flower petal blown in the breeze.
  It fell upon my heart like a sigh of
her body and whisper of her heart.

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