The Stars Look On

The day will come
When the sight of this earth will be lost
I will take my leave in silence
As the stars look on

I know the sun will rise again
The hours will still bring pleasure and pain
In heaving waves.

When I think of the end, time crumbles
I see by the light of death
That the lowliest existence is rare
And the worst moments are precious

What I longed for will be set aside
The things I pursued in vain - 
Let them pass
Let me turn
To things I overlooked
And carelessly threw away
To possess them truly until they are mine

As the stars look on.

- a poem from Tagore, On the Shores of Eternity, Poems from Tagore on Immortality and Beyond.  

Author: Kairos Spiritual Direction and Life Coaching

Rachel Magnell, Ph.D. is studied in Counseling Psychology, Neuroscience, Jungian Depth Psychology, Hypnosis, Yoga Philosophy and Meditation.

2 thoughts on “The Stars Look On”

  1. Such a comfort! I always widen the circle of my gaze out to the farthest stars when I feel I’m getting overwhelmed by my own and all us foolish humans and our self-created calamities, thank you!

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