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My Last Prayer

by Kumud Biswas
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My last prayer to you is this, my lord
From the core of my heart
Mercilessly remove what is mean or small
Please give me the strength
To be happy in my happiness
And when in pain
Please give me the strength
To bear it with a smiling face
Make my devotion strong
So I may make it fruitful in deeds full of love.
Please give me the strength
Not to look down upon the weak
Nor to bend before the strong
May I be able to keep myself above
Whatever is worthless or trivial.
To remain steady in my devotion to you, my lord
Please give me the vigour.


Transcreation of sonnet no.99 from the collection Naivedya (Offerings) by Rabindranath Tagore.


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Comments on this Poem

Comment Dear Padmaja Iyengar,
Thanks for your appreciation.

29-May-2014 03:57 AM

Comment What a beautiful, and heart-felt submission to God! The poem and its intent are so sublime and divine that as one reads it, one feels cleansed and one with the Higher Being! Thanks for sharing your excellent translation of Tagor's Naivedya, Kumud Sir. Kudos.

And what a wonderful poetic feedback that one is Dubeyji! Thanks.

Padmaja Iyengar
29-May-2014 03:26 AM

Comment Thank you Rupradha for reading and commenting. It is not only total devotion to God but also to all godly virtues and here lies the greatness of the poem.

28-May-2014 18:59 PM

Comment mind blowing Kumud Sir, showing full devotion to God!! Love Bijay Sir's poem as comment too..

28-May-2014 13:38 PM

Comment Good poem, dear Mr. Dubey.

28-May-2014 10:20 AM

Comment Dear Madhavi, I wish you could read the original.

28-May-2014 10:16 AM

Comment Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.

28-May-2014 10:06 AM

Comment My Naivedya
My Lord, what to give to Thee,
What is it that I can,
Everything is but Thine, Thine, my Lord,
Whatever have I
That Thou hast, my God.

A virtuous heart
Feeling guilty of conscience
And confessing
Hath nothing to give to Thee
Just with the hands folded in prayer

And the eyes closed in humility
To look up to Thee in utter thankfulness
And submission
Asking for a pardon
And the redemption to follow thereafter.

Bijay Kant Dubey
28-May-2014 10:03 AM

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