Song Offerings (Gitanjali) - Poem 3 stanza wise summary meaning

The English Gitanjali is a collection comprises 103 poems by Tagore. You can read previous poem here. In this article we will explain line by line meaning of poem III of Song Offerings(Gitanjali).

Gitanjali – poem 3

Stanza 1

I KNOW not how thou singest, …..
…………………………………..
amazement.

In in this stanza we get the quality of God’s music. Tagore says he knows god’s music, always hear it in silent mood with amazement. Now he is waiting for god’s singing/ instructions.

Stanza 2

The light of they music illumines the
world. The life breath of thy music
………………………………………………..
………………………………………………..
…….rushes on.

God’s music enlightens the word. Tagore praises god’s music more and more. The life breath of the God’s music is filled among the skies, so as to enlighten the entire universe. From Tagore’s perception the stream of God’s music is powerful so as to break through any hard stony obstacles, His music is even more strong by which any obstacles would be shifted from one to another. That much beautiful song God sings for “me”.

Stanza 3

My heart longs to join in thy song,
but vainly ……………………………. I
would speak, ………………………….
……………………………………………..
…………………………………………….
……………………………… , my master!

While he hears music from God, he would like to join with god to make a duet. But he gets totally confused. He can’t speak without his immense joy, poet cries out of confusion.

“Ah, thou hast made my heart captive in the endless of thy music, my master!”

In the above line poet says still he is unable to make a duet with God, still he feel good as he hears music from God. His music made the poets heart captive. ‘captive’ means the state of feeling under control, poet feels as he is under the control of God.

Stanza 4

LIFE of my life, I shall ever try to
…………………………………… that thy
……………………………………….
……………………. all untruths

Poet feels God’s presence upon all his limbs through the spiritual touch from the God’s music. Poet mentions God as his ‘life of life”. Poet feels his life is in control of God and his life is a song for the God, and He controls the poet.

 

This is all about Poem 3 of the Song collection Gitanjali. Read further poems here

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