Friday, September 28, 2018

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #52 Tagore's "Last Curtain"

!! Open for your submissions next Sunday September 30th at 7:00 PM (CEST) !!

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at our last weekend meditation of September 2018. I have another beautiful poem by Rabindranath Tagore to challenge you. As all the weekend meditations were this month. You have to "distil" a haiku (or tanka) from the given "long poem" by Tagore.

The poem by Tagore is titled "Last Curtain" and I think it don't need further explanation. To make your weekend meditation challenge a bit more difficult I love to challenge you to create a Troiku with the haiku you have distilled from this "long poem" or the haiku you created inspired on this poem. (more about Troiku you can find above in the menu).

Rabindranath Tagore

Here is the "long poem" by Tagore:

Last Curtain

I know that the day will come 
when my sight of this earth shall be lost, 
and life will take its leave in silence, 
drawing the last curtain over my eyes. 

Yet stars will watch at night, 
and morning rise as before, 
and hours heave like sea waves casting up pleasures and pains. 

When I think of this end of my moments, 
the barrier of the moments breaks 
and I see by the light of death 
thy world with its careless treasures. 
Rare is its lowliest seat, 
rare is its meanest of lives. 

Things that I longed for in vain 
and things that I got 
---let them pass. 
Let me but truly possess 
the things that I ever spurned 
and overlooked.

© Rabindranath Tagore

This weekend meditation is open for your submissions next Sunday September 30th at 7:00 PM (CEST) and will remain open until October 7th at noon (CEST). Have an awesome weekend!

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