24 January, 2012

The First Jasmines - quote

Hue-day on Tuesday!
Quotes with pictures!!

Below is the picture of flowers which are known as Raat ki Rani (Queen of the night). These delicate flowers blossom with strong sweet scent spreading for miles throughout night and later flowers fall on earth by early morning. Favorable flowers scent stir up old memories.

Enrich Enliven
scented sunlight hours,
Filled with
fair memories
and bright flowers!


Here's wishing today Lakshmi Rajan Sir a very Happy Birthday!

I have a sweet poetry to share of my favorite Indian poet,
'The First Jasmines' by Rabindranath Tagore.

Ah, these jasmines, these white jasmines!
I seem to remember the first day when I filled my hands
with these jasmines, these white jasmines.
I have loved the sunlight, the sky and the green earth;
I have heard the liquid murmur of the river
through the darkness of midnight;
Autumn sunsets have come to me at the bend of the road
in the lonely waste, like a bride raising her veil
to accept her lover.
Yet my memory is still sweet with the first white jasmines
that I held in my hands when I was a child.
Many a glad day has come in my life,
and I have laughed with merrymakers on festival nights.
On grey mornings of rain
I have crooned many an idle song.
I have worn round my neck the evening wreath of
BAKULAS woven by the hand of love.
Yet my heart is sweet with the memory of the first fresh jasmines
that filled my hands when I was a child.


  1. This is so beautiful...and to capture to give a happy feelings to all your readers Rachana only shows the quality of a tender and kind heart you have..

    My thanks to you for your wonderful comment.. and your suggestion.. I have changed the setting to 'embedded' as suggested by you...I am not a computer savvy person but then keep learning..constantly...keep guiding..it will help me.. would love you to sometime find time to visit some poems I wrote in August and May 2010...

  2. Thanks Rachana! It was a wonderful gesture as lovely as the Jasmine :)

  3. Beautiful Rachana.. and you shared a beautiful poem from Rabindranath Tagore's pen.. :-)

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