I felt I saw your face.../Tagore

Early morning at Soro Boro Weva, Sri Lanka 2008. Photograph©Chulie de Silva

I felt I saw your face, and I launched my boat in the dark.
Now the morning breaks in smiles and the spring flowers are in bloom.
Yet should the light fail and the flowers fade I will sail onward.
When you made mute signal to the world slumbered and the darkness was bare.
Now the bells ring loud and boat is laden with gold.
Yet should the bells become silent
and my boat be empty I will sail onward