Nothing Lasts Forever

Verses by Rabindranath Tagore — performed by Lisa Bonet — scroll down…

Nothing Lasts Forever
Tagore3No one lives forever.
Keep that in mind, and love.

Our life is not the same old burden;
Our path is not the same long journey.
The flower fades and dies,
We must pause to weave perfection into music
Keep that in mind, and love.

My beloved, in you I find refuge.

Love droops towards its sunset
To be drowned in the golden shadows.
Love must be called from its play
And love must be born again to be free
Keep that in mind, and love.

My beloved, in you I find refuge
Without seeing my love, I cannot sleep

Lisa+Bonet-682x1024Let us hurry to gather our flowers
Before they are plundered by the passing winds.
It quickens our blood and brightens our eyes
To snatch kisses that would vanish
If we delayed.

Our life is eager;
Our desires are keen,
For time rolls by
Keep that in mind, and love.

My beloved, in you I find refuge

Beauty is sweet for a short time,
And then it is gone.
Knowledge is precious
But we will never have time to complete it.
All is done and finished
In eternal heaven,
But our life here is eternally fresh.
Keep that in mind, and love.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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