(84) It is the pang of separation that spreads throughout the world (from Gitanjali)

by Rabindranath Tagore

English version by Rabindranath Tagore
Original Language Bengali

It is the pang of separation that spreads throughout the world and gives birth to shapes innumerable in the infinite sky.
     It is this sorrow of separation that gazes in silence all night from star to star and becomes lyric among rustling leaves in rainy darkness of July.
     It is this overspreading pain that deepens into loves and desires, into sufferings and joys in human homes; and this it is that ever melts and flows in songs through my poet's heart.

-- from Gitanjali, by Rabindranath Tagore

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84) It is the pang