R Tagore | Salutation | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Salutation | Analytical Study

R Tagore Salutation Analytical Study

Rabindranath Tagore’s Poem ‘Salutation’-An Analytical Study

“Salutation” by Rabindranath Tagore is a poem that expresses a deep sense of devotion and reverence towards God. The poet uses vivid metaphors and imagery to convey his emotions. Here’s a simple analysis of the poem:

The poet begins by addressing God, referring to Him as “my God.” He expresses a desire for a profound connection by saying that in one salutation to God, all his senses should spread out and touch the world at God’s feet. This signifies a longing to experience a divine presence in everything around him.

The poet compares his state of mind to a rain-cloud in July, burdened with unshed showers. Just as the rain-cloud hangs low, the poet’s mind humbly bows down at God’s doorstep in complete surrender and devotion. This image symbolizes a deep sense of humility and a willingness to submit to God’s will.

Furthermore, the poet wishes for all his songs, which represent different aspects of his life and experiences, to come together as one and flow towards a sea of silence in a single salutation to God. This implies a desire for unity and harmony in his expression of devotion.

Finally, the poet likens his life to a flock of homesick cranes that fly day and night, returning to their mountain nests. Similarly, the poet yearns for his entire existence to embark on a spiritual journey, ultimately finding its eternal home in God. This indicates a longing for a higher spiritual purpose and a sense of fulfillment in union with the divine.

In conclusion, “Salutation” is a poem that encapsulates the poet’s profound devotion and yearning for a deep connection with God, using rich imagery and metaphors to convey his emotions. 0 0 0

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

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