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Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941)
bronze & granite
commissioned by the Tagore Centre UK
The Tagore Centre UK
The Tagore Centre UK
7th July 2011
time restrictions apply
Garden opening times.
signature carved on the left of the neck: Shenda Amery / 2011
south face, grey granite plaque with incised black painted letters: RABINDRANATH TAGORE / (1861 - 1941) / - Indian Poet, Philosopher and / First Nobel Laureate from Asia / Unveiled by / HRH The Prince of Wales / 7 July 2011 / Sculpted by Shenda Amery / Installed by The Tagore Centre UK; east face, black plaque with incised white handwritten letters: Thou hast made me endless, such is thy / pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and / again, and fillest it ever with fresher life. / This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over / hills and dales and hast breathed through it / melodies eternally new. At the immortal touch / of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in a / great joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable. / Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small / hands of mine. Ages pass and still thou pourist / and still there is room to fill. / Rabindranath Tagore; west face, black plaque with incised white handwritten letters: Bengali version of verses