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Only Thee by Rabindranath Tagore

All desires that distract me, day and night,
are false and empty to the core.

As the night keeps hidden in its gloom the petition for light,
even thus in the depth of my unconsciousness rings the cry
—`I want thee, only thee’.

As the storm still seeks its end in peace
when it strikes against peace with all its might,
even thus my rebellion strikes against thy love
and still its cry is
—`I want thee, only thee’.

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The End

And that’s the End of the Poem

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