Witty, lucid, and profound, Rabindranath Tagore`s (1861-1941) brief poems have not enjoyed the prominence they deserve. Originally published in three separate volumes, they are central to his poetry and personality and span his entire career. The voice of the Bengali poet is always spontaneous, friendly, and accessible in these poems. In this collection William Radice, the leading English-translator of Tagore and himself a poet, brings these pieces together for the first time. He also provides an in-depth introduction and three prose writings by Tagore, translated into English for the first time, relating to poetry and the writing of the brief poems.