Poets around the world have defined PEACE in diferrent ways using various literary images. It can mean world peace, peace between friends, family, or inner peace. Whichever meaning of peace you're looking for, LuzDelMes project is sharing a moment to reflect on the meaning of PEACE throughout POETRY. Join us the last Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. ET via Zoom & Instagram.
The Objective: Reach inner peace throughout poetry. #PoetryforPeace #LuzDelMes ✨
During the month of January, we read poems by Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 - August 7, 1941) The bard of Bengal who brought out the essence of Eastern spirituality in his poetry like no other poet. His spiritual vision, as he said, is infused "with the ancient spirit of India as revealed in our sacred texts and manifested in the life of today."
Rabindranath Tagore: "Peace, My Heart"
Tagore wrote this poem as part of his cycle, "The Gardener" (1915). He uses "peace" in the sense of finding peace in the face of impending death.
Peace, my heart, let the time for the parting be sweet. Let it not be a death but completeness. Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. Let the flight through the sky end in the folding of the wings over the nest. Let the last touch of your hands be gentle like the flower of the night. Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a moment, and say your last words in silence. I bow to you and hold up my lamp to light you on your way.
Los poetas alrededor del mundo han definido la PAZ de diferentes formas usando diversas imágenes literarias. Puede significar la paz mundial, paz entre amigos, en la familia, o paz interior. Sea cual sea el significado de paz que esté buscando, el proyecto LuzDelMes está compartiendo un momento para reflexionar sobre el significado de la PAZ usando como medio la POESÍA. Acompáñanos el último sábado del mes a las 10:00 a.m. ET vía Zoom & Instagram.
En enero exploramos la poesía de Rabindranath Tagore el poeta bengalí, premio nobel de literatura 1913.
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