R Tagore | Old and New | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Old and New | Analytical Study

R Tagore  Old and New  Analytical Study

Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Old and New’-An Analytical Study

“Old and New” by Rabindranath Tagore is a poem that celebrates the profound impact of connections and relationships in the speaker’s life. The poem highlights how the divine presence has introduced the speaker to new friends, provided them with seats in unfamiliar homes, and created a sense of brotherhood with strangers.

The speaker expresses a sense of unease when they have to leave their familiar shelter. However, they are reminded that the old resides within the new and that the divine presence abides in both. This recognition suggests that the speaker can find comfort and familiarity even in new surroundings.

The poem acknowledges the transcendent nature of the divine presence. It states that the same companion accompanies the speaker through various states of existence, whether in this world or others. The divine presence serves as a constant link, connecting the speaker’s heart with joyous bonds to the unfamiliar.

When one knows the divine presence, the poem suggests, there are no longer feelings of alienation, and no doors are closed. The speaker prays to never lose the blissful experience of connecting with the divine presence, even amid the diversity and multiplicity of the world.

In Summary, “Old and New” celebrates the transformative power of connections and relationships. The poem emphasizes the unity and joy that can be experienced through friendships and encounters with strangers. It highlights the continuous presence of the divine, which serves as a source of comfort and unity in the speaker’s life. The poem encourages the appreciation of diverse connections and the enduring bond with the divine presence amidst the many experiences of life. 0 0 0

R Tagore Old and New Analytical Study

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

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