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Martin Sheen Reads "My Country Awake"
by Rabindranath Tagore

Martin SheenListen 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.

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My Country Awake

Where the 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 walls;
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

Rabindranath Tagore

 

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