Monday 26 August 2013

If I had wings


If I had wings to fly high and far,
I shall fly over the bountiful clouds,
I shall kiss the rainbow and touch the radiant sunset,
I shall have the velvet sky to glitter with the stars,
I shall smile with the moon, 
I shall fly among the birds and underneath the golden beam,

If I had wings to fly high and far, 
I shall be naturally doing what I really please,
The sky shall be mine and the world far away,
I shall own my time for the eternity,  
I shall not bother over trifle reasons,
I shall be free from the countless goals of the restless world,

If I had wings to fly high and far,  
The limitless sky shall be my playground,
There shall be no liabilities,
I shall fly away from where I am, 
I shall be liberated from all the alliances,
I shall feel the delight of spreading those graceful feathers.

Where The Mind Is Without Fear

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 Tagore's composition