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

I have got my leave. Bid me farewell, my...
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): GER
I have got my leave. Bid me farewell, my brothers! 
I bow to you all and take my departure.

Here I give back the keys of my door --
and I give up all claims to my house. 
I only ask for last kind words from you.

We were neighbours for long, 
but I received more than I could give.
Now the day has dawned 
and the lamp that lit my dark corner is out.
A summons has come 
and I am ready for my journey.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-11-13
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Word count: 85