The Crescent Moon – Rabindranath Tagore (1916)


The Crescent Moon – Rabindranath Tagore (1916)


A collection of children’s poems by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, scarce in dust jacket.

Title: The Crescent Moon
Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: Macmillan and Co, New York, 1916.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth.  With dust jacket. Very good wrapped in plastic. With 8 colour plates. Slight foxing to dust jacket and pages. Text unmarked, binding tight. A small, thin book, 82pp., app 8″x5″.

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About the book:

A beautiful collection of poems about children by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.


My Song

This song of mine will wind its music around you, my child, like
the fond arms of love.
This song of mine will touch your forehead like a kiss of
When you are alone it will sit by your side and whisper in
your ear, when you are in the crowd it will fence you about with
My song will be like a pair of wings to your dreams, it will
transport your heart to the verge of the unknown.
It will be like the faithful star overhead when dark night is
over your road.
My song will sit in the pupils of your eyes, and will carry
your sight into the heart of things.
And when my voice is silent in death, my song will speak in
your living heart.

About Tagore (from Wikipedia):

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. In translation his poetry was viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal. Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature, thereby freeing it from traditional models based on classical Sanskrit. He was highly influential in introducing the best of Indian culture to the West and vice versa, and he is generally regarded as the outstanding creative artist of the modern Indian subcontinent.