Short Poems – Life

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I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Life is given to us,
we earn it by giving it.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Let the dead have the immortality of fame,
but the living the immortality of love.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Life’s errors cry for the merciful beauty
that can modulate their isolation into a
harmony with the whole.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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Life, like a child, laughs,
shaking its rattle of death as it runs.

- Rabindranath Tagore

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If life’s journey be endless where is its goal?
The answer is, it is everywhere.
We are in a palace which has no end, but which we have reached.

- Rabindranath Tagore

 

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