The Master Auctorum: Bow Down to the Forte

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Today’s 7th of Aug 2021 is being celebrated as the 80th death anniversary of the late Sir Rabindra Nath Tagore, Following into the trend and throwing light on many of his epic writing today I am here to celebrate the excellency and yet mourning the loss of my favorite author and philosopher.

If you are also a bibliophile like me who just loves the book to the moon and back then do go through my interpretation of his many great pieces of literature melded with the greatest of philosophy and astonishing many of the minds with capturing the hearts of the reader just in one go.

The Grasp of your hand

This beautiful poetry teaches us and tells us the importance of one’s love through the assurance of their physical presence though they are always with us in every high and low of life.

“But, let me find the grasp of your hand in my failure”

Every one of us goes through the toughest of times just by knowing that there is a hand to hold on to, there is support to lean on not only in the success but also in the failures.

Let me not pray to be sheltered from danger, but to be fearless in facing them”.

Asking the God above to let me have the grace of his blessing in order to give me the strength to stand still in the cold whirlwind of the danger and not covering back but being brave enough to endure the cold and wait for the warm and calm morning after every darkest of the night, is all that the author prays.

Free Love

“If I call not thee in my prayer and if I keep not thee in my heart, thy love for me still waits for my love”

This piece of creativity takes us into the immortal world of love where the author is expressing his love for the beloved he chooses, the One from the height of the heavens to the depth of hell. To him, he is everywhere and that is why he is saying that after loving the beloved he has experienced free love.

He is expressing his deep dedication to his beloved by saying that even when he forgets to love his beloved, his beloved has loved him for a very long time and will love him beyond time, the love of beloved will keep on freeing him from every bound of the external world yet still holding him within his heart.

Nearing the end:

“As I stare on and on into the past, in the end, you emerge, Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time: You become an image of what is remembered forever.”

Rabindra Nath Tagore

Concluding my article with one of the lines from Sir Rabindra Nath Ji, and hoping that this can make you fall in love with your beloved for their soul and unreservedly reaching the periphery of spiritual love as the emergence of the beloved enlightens the path of time when you both are apart and then even just the thought or the timeless image of beloved engraved in the memory is enough for the author to glorify the eternity of it. 

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