I have got my leave. Bid me farewell,
my brothers! I bow to you all and
take my departure.
Here I give back the keys of my
door-and I give up all claims to my
house. I only ask for last kind words
We were neighbours for long, but I
received more than I could give. Now
the day has dawned and the lamp
that lit my dark corner is out. A
summons has come and I am ready
for my journey.
From Gitanjali (Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1913) by Rabindranath Tagore. This poem is in the public domain.