Thou art the sky and thou art the nest...
Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)
Thou art the sky and thou art the nest as well.
O thou beautiful, there in the nest is thy love
that encloses the soul with colours and sounds and odours.
There comes the morning
with the golden basket in her right hand
bearing the wreath of beauty, silently to crown the earth.
And there comes the evening
over the lonely meadows deserted by herds,
through trackless paths, carrying cool draughts of peace
in her golden pitcher from the western ocean of rest.
But there, where spreads the infinite sky for the soul
to take her flight in, reigns the stainless white radiance.
There is no day nor night, nor form nor colour,
and never, never a word.
Translation(s): FRE GER ITA
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:
- Also set in French (Français), a translation by André Gide (1869 - 1951) , no title, from Gitanjali (L'Offrande lyrique), published 1914 ENG GER ITA by Louis Durey.
- Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , copyright © 1936 ENG GER FRE by Franco Alfano.
Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website: 2010-11-03 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-07-02 13:18:33
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Word count: 118
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