Do Not Keep to Yourself

Do not keep to yourself
the secret of your heart, my friend!
Say it to me, only to me, in secret.
You who smile so gently, softly whisper,
my heart will hear it, not my ears.
The night is deep, the house is silent,
the birds' nests are shrouded with sleep.
Speak to me through hesitating tears,
through faltering smiles,
through sweet shame and pain,
the secret of your heart!

~ A poem by Rabindranath Tagore

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