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With Rabindranath Tagore
When The Heart Is Hard
When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me
with a shower of mercy.
When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song.
When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting
me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence,
with thy peace and rest..
When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner,
break open the door, my kind, and come with the ceremony of a king.
When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust,
O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder.
- Rabindranath Tagore ( Gitanjali, No.39)
Source: Gandhi- The Writer by Bhabani Bhattacharya