in RealAudio as Martin Sheen reads Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's
famous poem, "My Country Awake" at a
rally for Appalachia in Athens County, Ohio.
Sheen in RealVideo as he reads the poem, "My Country Awake."
My Country Awake
mind is without fear and the head held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary
desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by Thee into ever-widening thought and action;
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
by Rabindranath Tagore