Gitanjali - Know:
- I know you as my God and stand apart - I do not know you as my own and come closer.
I know you as my father and bow before your feet - I do not grasp your hand as my friend's.
I stand not where you come down and own yourself as mine, there to clasp you to my heart and take you as my comrade.
You are the Brother among my brothers, but I heed them not, I divide not my earnings with them, thus sharing my all with you.
In pleasure and in pain I stand not by the side of men, and thus stand by you.
I shrink to give up my life, and thus do not plunge into the great waters of life.