When I sing to make you dance
I truly know why there is music in leaves,
and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth
—-when I sing to make you dance.
When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands
I know why there is honey in the cup of the flowers
and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice
—-when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.
When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling,
I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light,
and what delight that is that is which the summer breeze brings to my body
—-when I kiss you to make you smile.
This is such a lovely poem where Rabindranath prompts us with the tender delights of a child. What makes this poem more interesting is the poet’s brilliant comparison of the unconditional love of a parent to ‘their young’ and the perfect love of God towards ‘us’ is unbelievably similar ..
“When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands …I know why there is honey in the cup of the flowers..and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice..” Each time I read this line , a peaceful smile rekindles in..
Isn’t it wonderful to know regardless of our age, we all are still God’s little children that he always loves and cares..:)
The other reason I like this poem is because of the absolute fusion of my utmost favorites -a sweet child, loving parent, wonders of nature and God’s grace.