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When and Why

When and Why

When I bring you coloured toys, my child, I understand why there
Is such a play of colours on clouds, on water, and why flowers are
Painted in tints-when I give coloured toys to you, my child.
When I sing to make you dance, I truly know 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 flower, 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 the summer breeze brings to my body-when I kiss you
To make you smile.



Poem When and Why - Rabindranath Tagore