Reluctant Spring

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As we are waiting for spring like those two characters in”Waiting for Godot” (which is more or less waiting for something that will never happen, though, in our case, we stand some chance to see flowers bloom soon), so, as we are waiting for this reluctant spring of 2013, here is one poem for everyday life. It takes a long while to come to this poem, it takes a lot of courage and persistence, resilience, but once we get it, we get it!

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless in facing them.

Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain
but for the heart to conquer it.

Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield
but to my own strength.

Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved
but hope for the patience to win my freedom.

Grant that I may not be a coward,
feeling Your mercy in my success alone;

But let me find the the grasp of Your hand in my failure.

R.Tagore

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