Rabindranath Tagore

The Kiss: Rabindranath Tagore Beautiful Love Poetry

Born in 1861 Calcutta, India, the legendary writer and poetic philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was the first non-European to receive such an honour.

Tagore wrote in Bengali and English, experimenting various genres of literature.

Tagore was a poet, novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, educationist, spiritualist, lyricist, composer and singer.

With an extraordinary repertoire, showcasing an incredible combination of talents, Tagore was way ahead his time.

Tagore’s Gitanjali: An Anthology of Poems is a celebrated gift of labour to the whole of humanity.

In his late sixties, Tagore became fascinated with the visual arts, creating 2,500 paintings and drawings before his death.

In addition, his lyrical compositions were chosen by two nations as their national anthems: India’s ‘Jana Gana Mana‘ and Bangladesh‘s ‘Amar Shonar Bangla’.

Sri Lanka‘s national anthem, ‘Namo Namo Matha’ was both written and composed by Tagore. He did it at the request of his favourite Sri Lankan student at Santiniketan, Ananda Samarkun, who later translated the lyrics into Sinhala.

We brings you the best five poems out of the treasure collection of literature of this unsurpassed literary genius.

The Kiss: Rabindranath Tagore Beautiful Love Poetry

Lips’ language to lips’ ears.
Two drinking each other’s heart, it seems.

Two roving loves who have left home,
pilgrims to the confluence of lips.

Two waves rise by the law of love
to break and die on two sets of lips.

Two wild desires craving each other
meet at last at the body’s limits.

Love’s writing a song in dainty letters,
layers of kiss-calligraphy on lips.

Plucking flowers from two sets of lips
perhaps to thread them into a chain later.

This sweet union of lips is the
red marriage-bed of a pair of smiles.

∼ Rabindranath Tagore

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