Friday, May 10, 2013

Flame, Flower, Kahlo, Tagore

Flower of Flame (1943) by Frieda Kahlo (b. 1910)

Poem from Rabindranath Tagore (b. 1861)
               who wrote the Bengali version (not here) and the English version below.

Accept me, my lord, accept me for this while.
Let those orphaned days that passed without thee be forgotten.
Only spread this little moment wide across thy lap, holding it under thy light.
I have wandered in pursuit of voices that drew me yet led me nowhere.
Now let me sit in peace and listen to thy words in the soul of my silence.
Do not turn away thy face from my heart's dark secrets, but burn them till they are alight with thy fire.

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