Gitanjali 35

Original Text: 
Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali (Song Offerings): A Collection of Prose Translations Made by the Author from the Original Bengali, intro. by W. B. Yeats (London: MacMillan, 1913): 27-28. PR 6039 A2G6 1913 Robarts Library
1Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
2Where knowledge is free;
3Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
4Where words come out from the depth of truth;
5Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
6Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
7Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action --
8Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Publication Start Year: 
1913
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2002
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