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Stillness poem

Wed May 25, 2011, 8:22 AM
stillness soars as a mountain peak,

Seeking its greatness in height.

Movement stops in a silent lake,

Seeking in depth its limit.


The fish in the water is silent,  

the animals on the earth is noisy,

the bird in the air is singing.

But man has in him the silence of the sea,

the noise of the earth

and the music of the air.


There is a point where in the mystery of

existence contradictions meet;

where movement is not all movement

and stillness is not all stillness;

where the idea and the form,

the within and the without, are united;

where infinite becomes finite,

yet not losing its infinity.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Psychothrone Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Nice read.
malkauns Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Righty right !! Here is another one for you--

A Moments Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore

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.
Psychothrone Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
It evokes a lot of emotion, the imagery is really nice and powerful. Props on your expressive use of language...
malkauns Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your valuable comment :floating:
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