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city of flips Aug 23
The raindrop whispered to the jasmine,
“Keep me in your heart for ever.”
The jasmine sighed, “Alas,” and dropped to the ground.*

(237 Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore.  Rabindranath Tagore was born in Calcutta, India, on May 7, 1861. He is the author of many poetry collections, including Gitanjali: Song Offerings (Macmillan, 1913), which received the Nobel Prize in Literature. He died on August 7, 1941.)

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Alas

some words of note get overlooked,
their usage to the wayside,
this is life, forever updating its profile

Alas!

none of us, do not lie,
issue this all encompassing sigh,
this shaded heart rendering, un cri du coeur

this, to remind us:

a single warring word,
falls wounded, forgotten,
telling of impossibilities
lost love, a broken conjunction,
what was that can never be,
what never was and yet not impossible
someday

Alas! Alas!

a single word poem,
that answers so many things,
and still in its regretting
is a niche of untold hopeful perhaps

write me a word like that
your fame, if that’s all you desire,
alas,
is assured...

Alas!
Mr X May 2014
"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade.
It makes the hands bleed that uses it. "*


~Rabindranath Tagore
Mr X May 2014
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
A quote by Rabindranath Tagore- noble laureate and one of the greatest legends in the field of literature...
His birthday is celebrated today all over Bengal according to the Bengali Calendar...
This post is just a form of tribute to the legend in my small way...
We'll always have something to learn from you Sir.

— The End —