Day 282 – Colored Toys


Colored Toys

Day 282

Colored Toys by Rabindranath Tagore

When I bring to you colored toys, my child,
I understand why there is such a play of colors on clouds, on water,
and why flowers are painted in tints
—when I give colored toys to you, my child.

When I sing to make you dance
I truly now why there is music in leaves,
and why waves send their chorus of voices to the heart of the listening earth
—when I sing to make you dance.

When I bring sweet things to your greedy hands
I know why there is honey in the cup of the flowers
and why fruits are secretly filled with sweet juice
—when I bring sweet things to your greedy hands.

When I kiss your face to make you smile, my darling,
I surely understand what pleasure streams from the sky in morning light,
and what delight that is that is which the summer breeze brings to my body
—when I kiss you to make you smile.

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10 thoughts on “Day 282 – Colored Toys

  1. Wow ! I know these toys … they’re the ones where you have to move the beads from one end to the other without touching the wires arent’ they. 🙂
    There used to be a set on a low table at my building society so that the children could play while the parents waited in the queue. 🙂

    • The late afternoon sun shines through the library windows infusing everything with a golden glow – this toy has caught my eye over and over and on this particular day, I decided it was time to do something about it!

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