Gitanjali Song offerings Poem 10 Summary Meaning

Gitanjali is an offering to God, the entire collection praise God, so it’s called Song Offerings. It’s a collection of divine poems, Like other poems we can see the extreme level of divinity in the poem number 10 too. Let’s learn the stanza-wise meaning of the Gitanjali poem X in this article. If you need to read other poems’ meaning from Gitanjali, click on the link below
» Gitanjali (Song offerings) – Poem Meaning Analysis

Gitanjali – poem 10

Stanza 1

HERE is thy footstool and there rest
thy feet where live the poorest, and
lowliest, and lost.

The beginning lines express poet’s admiration to the God. Tagore tells God is with the poorest and the lowliest and the lost people. Poet asks where are you, what is your role, now I’m going to offer my life and bend down on your footstool. Poet is living among the common people where he can see God.

Here, the poet may be trying to explain that we can find God through the poorest, lowliest and the lost people. God won’t leave them but definitely will help. Like a king rest his foots on a footstool, here poets tells God’s footstool is the poor men themselves, He rests his foots among them.

Stanza 2

………………………bow to thee,……….. 
obeisance  …………………………. to the
depth where thy feet rest among …
………………………………………….. lost

In the 2nd stanza Tagore how deep rooted the relationship of the God with the poorest people. When poet tries to bow  down before the God, his obeisance cannot reach down to the depth where God’s feet rest among the lost people. That much deeper is the God’s touch on the common people.

Stanza 3

Pride can never approach ……………..
…………….. walkest in the clothes of the
humble among………………………………..
……………………………………………………….

People with ego can never reach to God. The God has worn the cloths of humbleness, and he walks among the poorest, and lowliest, and lost. Poets service is to offer his life to the God, poet is not ready to suffer as all the poets wish a peaceful life. Simply remove ego and get purified, then come to the God. He never loves egoist men.

Stanza 4

My heart can never find its way to
where thou keepest company with the
companionless ……………………………
…………………………………………………..

Poet is on search, he can’t take rest in his life. He want God always with him otherwise his life will become meaningless.

In this last stanza poet feels so confused. He can’t find a way to reach the God, because God is with the poorest people. This make him fear, he feels without His presence he can’t lead a meaningful life.

 

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