Gitanjali - Welcome:
In the deep shadows of the rainy July, with secret steps, you walk, silent as night, eluding all watchers.
Today the morning has closed its eyes, heedless of the insistent calls of the loud east wind, and a thick veil has been drawn over the ever-wakeful blue sky.
The woodlands have hushed their songs, and doors are all shut at every house.
You are the solitary wayfarer in this deserted street.
Oh my only friend, my best beloved, the gates are open in my house - do not pass by like a dream.