Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been
broken up into fragments
...by narrow domestic walls; ...
Where the clear stream of reason
has not lost its way into the
dreary desert sand of dead habit; ...
Into that heaven of freedom,
my Father,
let my country awake.
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Guru Deva Rabindra Nath Tagore, Gitanjali