Home / Poems / Coloured Toys By Rabindranath Tagore

Coloured Toys By Rabindranath Tagore

colorful-sky-96770When I bring to you colored toys, my child,
I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds, on water,
and why flowers are painted in tints
—-when I give colored toys to you, my child.

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.

My Thoughts:

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.

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Scroll To Top