by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)

One morning in the flower garden
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
One morning in the flower garden 
a blind girl came to offer me 
a flower chain in the cover of a lotus leaf.

I put it round my neck, 
and tears came to my eyes.

I kissed her and said, 
"You are blind even as the flowers are.

"You yourself know not how beautiful is your gift."

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG SPA SWE ; composed by Hanns Eisler.
  • Also set in Spanish (Español), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG SWE ; composed by Manuel M. Ponce.
  • Also set in Swedish (Svenska), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG SPA ; composed by Viking Dahl.

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