Unending Love

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I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever.

Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together.
As I stare on and on into the past, in the end you emerge,
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time:
You become an image of what is remembered forever.

You and I have floated here on the stream that brings from the fount.
At the heart of time, love of one for another.
We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell-
Old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever.

Today it is heaped at your feet, it has found its end in you
The love of all man’s days both past and forever:
Universal joy, universal sorrow, universal life.
The memories of all loves merging with this one love of ours –
And the songs of every poet past and forever.

- Rabindranath Tagore

Unending Love By Rabindranath Tagore
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Situation

The poem tells a beautiful story of a every lasting love between two people,a love that lasts longer then a live time. The emotion that is up into this poem is beyond amazing, I've never seen or head a couple that is so sure of "love" that they feel like they've had it many time before. This poet is talking to a fictional persona that he is in love with.

Structure

The poems development starts off really high and continues to stay high and positive throughout the poem. His ideas come and go fast, but all fall under the same idea of love. The whole poem circles around time wether it's past,present or future. Almost every line has punctuation but this one end-stopped line,"We have played along side millions of lovers, shared in the same shy sweetness of meeting,the same distressful tears of farewell old love but in shapes that renew and renew forever"

Language

The word choice in this poem is found to be simple. I see the poem as one big metaphor, like comparing love to so many different scenarios.

Musical Devices

Movement

The poem even before you start reading it you already start with a high not and such a high level of love. Right when you think these poem couldn't get more deep, oh boy it does with the line "You become and image of what is remembered forever." I think from then on he starts talking about the future of things, and things beyond the future if thats even real. The poem starts out the past and then moves in order though out


Dawson House
Ms. King
10 Honors Literature Pd. 1 7 March 2015

Works Cited

"Audrey Hepburn’s Favorite Poem. (She Would Have Been 85, Today)." Elephant Journal. Web. 8 Mar. 2015. <http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/05/audrey-hepburns- favorite-poem-unending-love/>.

"Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore." - Famous Poems, Famous Poets. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.