Gitanjali (Song Offerings)

by Rabindranath Tagore

“One feels about them that they are the thoughts that come to our minds in moments of deep feeling, to some of us quite often to others rarely, written down for us in the simplestway.

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  • Pages: 123 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5
  • Published November 22nd 2008
  • Original Title: গীতাঞ্জলি [Gitanjali]
  • Edition Language: English

“One feels about them that they are the thoughts that come to our minds in moments of deep feeling, to some of us quite often to others rarely, written down for us in the simplest way. And so they delight me: for everywhere I am glad to find my confused thoughts and feelings expressed so clearly and so beautifully that I have sometimes laughed for joy, sometimes felt tears come. There is certainly a music in some of the poems but most of that I suppose is lost in translation. As to style, beauty of language, craft of any kind I am not bothered by it. I would read Gitanjali as I would read Bible for comfort and for strength.” ― Paul NashGitanjali (Song Offerings) is a collection of prose translations made by the author from the original Bengali with an introduction by W.B. Yeats.