Sharing one of my favorite poems composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. This used to be our school prayer in India. So, I feel a rather special connection to this poem. As I grow older, the meaning of this poem becomes more clear to me and I’ve begun to appreciate the profoundness of his thoughts.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Rabindranath wrote this inspiring poem in the year 1912/1913..don’t we all still dream of a world like this?