Unending Love By Rabindranath Tagore

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…In life after life, in age after age, forever. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, it’s age-old pain, It’s ancient tale of being apart or together. 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.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount. At the heart of time, love of one for another. We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you The love of all man’s days both past and forever: Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life. The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours – And the songs of every poet past and forever~ 

– Rabindranath Tagore was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize as he won in Literature. He was a de facto Poet Laureate of his day before India’s independence from Britain and this is Pakistanis for Peace’s homage to the man and to the human sentiment of love. 

    • A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah
    • November 5th, 2010


    I am a Bengalee and living in Bangladesh. I was educated under the Calcutta University, Dhaka University, and several universities of the USA, including the Harvard University. My study of Rabindranath Tagore is since 1957.

    Some latest study and analysis establish the fact that there are much differences in the value of Rabindranath Tagore with Nobel Prize and Rabindranath Tagore without Nobel Prize. Your opinion may be useful in my future writings.

    My latest studies are:

    1. The detailed study on the Terrorist Movement period in Bengal, Bihar and Orissa during the last decade of the 19th century and the early 20th century;

    2. Rabindranath Tagore’s literature published during this period both in English and in Bengali;

    3. Internet literature on Rabindranath Tagore in several blogs, nobel.org blog and other publications from Calcutta and Dhaka; and

    4. Some messages from the Swedish Academy.

    The subject I have referred to is important and my request is that all concerned may kindly help me in my research and studies on the subject with high seriousness.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: It is worthwhile to add in this message that Rabindranath Tagore was awarded 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature not as an Indian or as a Bengalee. He was given the prize as an “Anglo-Indian” writer. He was not introduced to the Nobel Committee. A British diplomat received the prize and it was delivered at his Calcutta residence. More interesting is that none of the Nobel Committee is reported to have even seen the book of poems entitled “Gitanjali”. Reportedly only one member of the committee saw the book. None of them knew that Tagore’s language was Bengali. Reportedly Rabindranath Tagore was not even short-listed for the Nobel Prize consideration. Logically it was a London arrangement with the Swedish Academy.

    A.B.M. Shamsud Doulah
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    • Mr. Shamsud Doulah,

      Thanks for your comments. I was not aware of some of the interesting comments you made about Mr Tagore. Certainly something it seems one may not read from the popular media sources on the subject. Thanks for sharing and also for visiting this site. Please come and visit us again some day soon! Regards.

    • Yan Ezung
    • May 17th, 2012

    it may have been a deplomatic move made by the then british govt. to subdue the national movement………….. if its true then it a joke on the part of the britishers…………. if its not then, its history………..

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