The fish in the water is silent,
the animals on the earth is noisy,
the bird in the air is singing.
But man has in him the silence of the sea,
the noise of the earth
and the music of the air.
From Stray Birds by Rabindranath Tagore
[translated from Bengali to English by the author]
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1916
Photo by Abedan Sri Chinmoy Centre Galleries
Currently at British Museum there is an exhibition of Tagore’s entitled "The Art of Peace: Paintings by the poet Tagore"