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Friday, 18 September 2009

THE RAINY DAY



The Rainy Day by Rabindranath Tagore


Sullen clouds are gathering fast over the black fringe
of the forest.
O child, do not go out!
The palm trees in a row by the lake are smiting their heads
against the dismal sky; the crows with their dragged wings are
silent on the tamarind branches, and the eastern bank of the river
is haunted by a deepening gloom.
Our cow is lowing loud, ties at the fence.
O child, wait here till I bring her into the stall.
Men have crowded into the flooded field to catch the fishes
as they escape from the overflowing ponds; the rain-water is
running in rills through the narrow lanes like a laughing boy who
has run away from his mother to tease her.
Listen, someone is shouting for the boatman at the ford.
O child, the daylight is dim, and the crossing at the ferry
is closed.
The sky seems to ride fast upon the madly rushing rain; the
water in the river is loud and impatient; women have hastened home
early from the Ganges with their filled pitchers.
The evening lamps must be made ready.
O child, do not go out!
The road to the market is desolate, the lane to the river is
slippery. The wind is roaring and struggling among the bamboo
branches like a wild beast tangled in a net.


Rabindranath Tagore , MAY 7 18651- AUGUST 7 1941,
BENGALI poet His name was originally written as Robindronath Thakur. He was also a philosopher and an artist. He also wrote many stories, novels and dramas. He also composed music and many songs. His writings greatly influenced Bengali culture during the late 19th century and early 20th century. In 1913, he won the Noble Prize for literature. He was the first Asian to win this prize. People also call him Gurudev.
Tagore was born in Calcutta). Tagore was a BENGALI BRAHMIN by birth. He wrote his first poem when he was only eight years old. Tagore's major works included Song Offerings, Gora (Fair-Faced), and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World); and many other literary and art works. style.
Tagore wrote JANA GANA MANA the national anthem of India He also wrote AMAR SHONAR BANGLA the national anthem of BANGLADESH