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Saturday, 11 February 2012

Joy

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. 
Chinese Proverb



And Joy is Everywhere;
It is in the Earth's green covering of grass;
In the blue serenity of the Sky;
In the reckless exuberance of Spring;
In the severe abstinence of gray Winter;
In the Living flesh that animates our bodily frame;
In the perfect poise of the Human figure, noble and upright;
In Living;
In the exercise of all our powers;
In the acquisition of Knowledge;
in fighting evils...
Joy is there Everywhere.

- Rabindranath Tagore


26 comments:

  1. I really like the Chinese quote and Tagore's poem.

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  2. I absolutely love the proverb! Thanks. I shall copy that one.

    It is good to be reminded, too, that joy is everywhere and that we should allow ourselves to find it.

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  3. Gotta love those simple phrases that really make you step back and ponder.

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  4. Thank you so much for this Tagore post! Ever since I read his poem in my school text, his works have always inspired me a lot. "Joy" is powerful and at the same time full of delight!

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  5. A lovely sketch to match a fine poem.

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  6. beautiful!! love it, your drawing and the poem and the proverb, love it all, thank you for sharing Ruby :-)

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  7. Ciao Ruby, complimenti, a presto Angelo.

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  8. In the severe abstinence of gray Winter, I have some doubts... ;)

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  9. A nice poem Ruby. I liked your picture too. - Dave

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  10. The reckless exuberance of Spring...

    GREAT way to put it. Love the Chinese proverb, as well. Nice post.

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  11. Love the Chinese quote and the Tagore verse and your beautiful artwork. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  12. Hello my dear friend Ruby. It is a pleasure to have her back on the blog. May God give you luck in your new path. Affectionate kisses from Brazil.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this lovely proverb & poem !
    Ruby Can you disable word verification for ease of commenting. Google has made word verification more complicated than before. Some times verification happens after 2 or 3 attempts.Warm Regards

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  14. Thanks Red, robin, Suldog, Dave, Birdie, Hilary, Angelo, Mike,Sapphire.

    GB - That is so true.

    Thanks for your warm wishes, Marcos.

    Ash - Happy Valentine's day to you too.

    Ramakrishnan, Disabled. Thanks for reminding. I've been meaning to tweak the settings :)

    Trotter - LOL! Some winter days are miserable.

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  15. O desenho realçou os versos de Tagore e o provérbio... post lindo.
    Bom fim de semana de Carnaval!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

    (⁀‵⁀,) ✿
    .`⋎´✿✿¸.•°
    ✿¸.

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  16. I love the Chinese Proverb Ruby and your drawing is a nice interpretation of it too.

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  17. The drawing is done with love and tenderness and, the poem is beautiful.

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  18. You are really talented Ruby!
    Many greetings and have a nice weekend!
    Yvonne & Raphael

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  19. Wonderful words Ruby and a beautiful drawing..

    Many thanks for sharing.

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  20. I like this very much. It is beautiful. Thank you!

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  21. Hello Ruby,

    what i nice picture you made, en what a nice and splendid words you say.

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  22. Hello Rubi!

    Chinese Proverb! wonderful!

    You have a beautiful blog, photos and pictures

    excelents! congratulations, very inspired!!

    good weekend!

    from Brazil.........................a friend???:-)

    Adriano.

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