The Global View

076Where the Mind is Without Fear, a poem by Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Asia’s first Nobel Laureate. This poem inspires me to keep reaching inside. What great words these are.

Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high,
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken
up into fragments by narrow domestic
walls;
Where words come out from the
depth of truth;
Where tireless striving
stretches its arms towards
perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the
dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward
by thee into ever-widening
thought and action–
into that heaven of freedom,
my Father,
Let my country awake.

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