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Ode to Rabindranath Tagore by the Indian Railways in 2010

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Born in the house named “Jorashanko Thakurbari” on 7th May, 1861, Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore born  to Debedranath Tagore and Sarada Devi, went on to become a great play writer, soothing poet and an artist canvassing his freedom of thoughts.


Sanskriti Express, an Ode to this maestro by the Indian Railways is a tribute on his 150 Birth Anniversary. The train would travel throughout the country carrying his messages, letters, poems and paintings.  I visited it in my city on Oct 1st 2010.
Related article (for schedule) :
http://www.thehindu.com/news/states/tamil-nadu/article805161.ece

 

 

 

Sonnet on Bi (Rabindranath Tagore)

Today, we travelled backward in time
Through bogies of your memories, O! ‘bi
coaches filled with your juggled words, that rhyme
Trance-fixed! We knew not how time flees

Sulphur 220, you prescribed to ailing Mili*
In letters to bereaved mother, you wept
In those rough blank sheets you smeared tulips, Bi’
How have you canvassed bountiful feelings?

Though through pain and through sorrow you traversed
Yet, How have you gained momentum ? O! Bi’
Shantiniketan – home to mend life’s worst
Yet  to live amid nature, in gaiety

Dear author of our national anthem
Why is your greatness, so tough to fathom?

 

 

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