R Tagore | Sleep | Analytical Study


R Tagore | Sleep | Analytical Study

R Tagore  Sleep  Analytical Study

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

“Sleep” by Rabindranath Tagore is a poem that reflects on the restorative power of sleep and the surrender to the divine in times of weariness. The speaker expresses a desire to embrace sleep without resistance, placing their trust in a higher power.

The poem suggests that during moments of weariness, the speaker seeks solace in sleep and does not want to struggle or resist its embrace. They surrender themselves to the natural process of sleep, relying on the divine for rest and rejuvenation.

The speaker acknowledges that forcing their tired spirit into a state of readiness for worship would be futile. Instead, they recognize that it is the divine who draws the veil of night, allowing the weary eyes of the day to find renewal and awaken with a fresh sense of joy.

In simple terms, “Sleep” is a poem that celebrates the importance of rest and the surrender to sleep in times of weariness. The speaker acknowledges that sleep is a natural process and places their trust in a higher power for rejuvenation. They recognize the role of the divine in providing a renewed sense of joy and awakening with each new day. The poem conveys a sense of surrender, trust, and appreciation for the restorative power of sleep. 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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