Village Path


(Translation from Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, ‘Graam Chaara’ in Bengali)



The unpaved village road of reddish soil

Makes my mind indifferent –

Reminds me of my link with the dust!


It calls me out of my home

To be part of the world of unknown!


It may lead me to materialism!

Entangling me with endless liabilities!

It may also help me receive -

The final message toward freedom!




Translated by: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897; E-Mail:; Poetry & Peace Website: