poetry

PRAYER

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

 Where knowledge is free;

 Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by

      narrow domestic walls;

 Where words come out from the depth of truth;

 Where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection;

 Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the

      dreary desert sand of dead habit;

 Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening

      thought and action;

 Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake!”

From ‘Gitanjali’

-RABINDRANATH TAGORE