Tagore wrote primarily in Bengali, but translated many of his works into English himself. Tagore’s writing is highly imagistic, deeply religious and imbued with his love of nature and his homeland. Tagore’s works are classics, renowned for their lyrical beauty and spiritual poignancy. For most of his poems, Tagore composed a melody so that they are actually song texts. This musical aspect of the poems is at times lost in translation. The narrator cannot remember his mother but only sometimes in the midst of his play a tune seems to hover over his playthings, the tune of some song that she used to hum while rocking his cradle. He cannot remember his mother but when in the early autumn morning the smell of Shiuli flowers; a common small white flower which appear around the puja season (September-October) known as Chamomile in English; floats in the air the scent of the morning service in the temple comes to him as the scent of his mother. He cannot remember his mother but only from his bedroom window he sends his eyes into the blue of the distant skies. He feels that the stillness of his mother’s gaze on his face has spread all over the sky.