R Tagore | Journey Home | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Journey Home | Analytical Study

R Tagore Journey Home Analytical Study

Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Journey Home’-An Analytical Study

“Journey Home” by Rabindranath Tagore is a poem that reflects on the length and complexity of the speaker’s journey towards self-realization and inner awakening. The speaker describes their journey as long and the path they have taken as extensive.

They symbolize their journey as traveling on a chariot guided by the first gleam of light, traversing through different worlds and leaving their mark on various stars and planets. The poem suggests that the most distant and challenging path brings one closest to their true self. The training and growth gained from such a journey lead to the simplicity and purity of a beautiful tune.

The speaker emphasizes that the traveler must knock on unfamiliar doors to discover their own essence. They must wander through outer worlds and experiences to reach the innermost shrine, which represents self-discovery and enlightenment.

The speaker confesses that their eyes wandered aimlessly before finally shutting them and realizing their true destination by saying, “Here art thou!” The question of “Oh, where?” transforms into tears that overflow like countless streams, assuring the world of their existence and proclaiming “I am!”

In simple terms, “Journey Home” is a poem that explores the profound nature of self-discovery and inner awakening. The speaker highlights the extensive and intricate nature of their journey, symbolizing it as traveling through different worlds. They emphasize the importance of exploring outer experiences to reach the innermost core of one’s being. The poem concludes with a powerful assertion of self-identity, where tears of realization affirm their existence. It conveys a sense of profound discovery, growth, and the recognition of one’s true self. 0 0 0

R Tagore Journey Home Analytical Study

N.B. The article ‘R Tagore Journey Home Analytical Study’ originally belongs to the book ‘Analytical Studies of Selected Poems of Rabindranath Tagore‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

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