Where the Mind is Without Fear

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.
Rabindranath Tagore


I had a whole mini essay on why I like this poem, sadly it got lost and  way too much time and effort went into it the first time for me to wish to write it again.  I’m sure you’ll be thinking along the same lines as myself being the esteemed and intelligent readers that you are.

*Image found at Pixabay


8 Replies to “Where the Mind is Without Fear”

  1. I like this poem. Good pick. I know all too well about losing things. I’m still looking for notebooks that I lost more than twenty years ago. I know that I’ll never find them again, but I can’t help but look for them every time I go back home.


    1. The romantic part of you is taking over and I get that, its always a warm thought to cling to. I wonder if there is a place for lost things somewhere, because all these things have to be somewhere.


  2. What a shame your essay disappeared! This has happened to me a few times -so infuriating! It is a wonderful poem – a prayer too; thanks for introducing me to it.


    1. I have been scouring all the devices I have been been note sprawling over but no luck. I don’t mind though it was a good exercise and got me into the habit of finding a bit of time each day to order my thoughts.


    1. It’s typical, I finally gathered all my notes over several different devices and then preceded to lose it. Still the poem was the essence so the important bit got shared.

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