2Rabindranath Tagore Won Nobel prize for Literature - 1913 Author of GitanjaliWrote many poems, dramas and was a very creative artist
3THIS IS MY prayer to thee, my Lord-strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart. Oh god , I pray that you remove negative thoughts from my heart forever
4Give me the strength lightly to bear my joys and sorrows. Oh god give me the strength to treat happiness and sadness in a level headed manner
5Give me the strength to make my love fruitful in service. Oh god let me make my love meaningful by helping others
6Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might. Give me the strength never to ignore the poor or give up the fight against an arrogant power.
7Give me the strength to raise my mind high above daily trifles. Give me the strength to think beyond daily problems
8And give me the strength to surrender my strength to thy will with love. Give me the strength to willingly surrender to you and be guided by your will
9My Prayer to Thee THIS IS MY prayer to thee, my Lord-strike, strike at the root of penury in my heart.Give me the strength lightly to bear myjoys and sorrows.Give me the strength to make my lovefruitful in service.Give me the strength never to disown the pooror bend my knees before insolent might.Give me the strength to raise my mindhigh above daily trifles.And give me the strength to surrendermy strength to thy will with love..
10Q and AAnswer : PrayerAnswer : lack of good feeling in one’s heart.
11Q and A Answer :The poet wants strength to move past his sorrow. Answer : To not get caught in everyday problems and think beyond them..
12Q and AAnswer :5. The poet wants the strength not to bow down for wrong reasons to arrogant people with power6. Insolent might refers to arrogant people with power.
13Q and A Answer : It is a prayer to God Answer : Please make my heart free of thoughts that make me feel am not good enoughLet me handle happiness and sorrow in the same way and lightlyLet me show my love to you by serving othersLet me never forget the poor and not be afraid of arrogant people with power.Let me think beyond everyday problemsAnd let me surrender my strength to you with love so that you could guide me in my life.
14Q and AAnswer :The poet feels that he needs to remove bad thoughts from his heart. That he wants to be unaffected by both happiness and sorrow. He wants to show his love to god by helping others. He feels that he must not ignore the poor people . He wants help in not being afraid of powerful people who treat you badly. He believes that god will guide him , if he surrenders all his strength with love to god. The poet expresses noble feelings such as compassion, love, defiance against oppression..