Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Remembering Hiroshima

Where the mind is without fear
By Rabindranath Tagore

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 wars;
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.

5 comments:

Julie said...

That was refreshing and we all need to pray for the country to awake.

Jan said...

Oh, thank you, Cecilia. Amen.

Choralgirl said...

Seems like our heads are in similar places today! Very cool poem.

wisdomteachesme said...

thank you for posting this. it has inpsired me.

grace said...

So true..