Inspirational Quote 4.30.15 Do not grieve


Nay, do not grieve tho’ life be full of sadness,

Dawn will not veil her splendor for your grief,

Nor spring deny their bright, appointed beauty

To lotus blossom and ashoka leaf.

Nay, do not pine, tho’ life be dark with trouble,

Time will not pause or tarry on his way;

To-day that seems so long, so strange, so bitter,

Will soon be some forgotten yesterday.

Nay, do not weep; new hopes, new dreams, new faces,

The unspent joy of all the unborn years,

Will prove your heart a traitor to its sorrow,

And make your eyes unfaithful to their tears.

Sarojini Naidu



Sarojini Naidu was a famous Indian poet and a major freedom fighter  Naidu was called The Nightingale of India on account of her beautiful poems and songs. An active participant of the Indian Independence movement, Naidu joined Gandhi in the famous Salt March to Dandi.

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1 thought on “Inspirational Quote 4.30.15 Do not grieve”

  1. I remember parts of this poem from school days.
    I took a chance and typed what I remembered and hoped to find it
    How pleased I was to discover it here….about 50 – 60 years after I first read it !
    l love it and am pleased to learn about the author

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