I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
Away from the sight of thy face my heart knows no rest nor respite, and my work becomes an endless toil in a shoreless sea of toil.
Today the summer has come at my window with its sighs and murmurs; and the bees are plying their minstrelsy at the court of the flowering grove.
Now it is time to sit quite, face to face with thee, and to sing dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.
In this poem Rabindranath Tagore is having a conversation with himself about having to dedicate some time to God and what joy it will bring him. Analogy is used in verse one and two when he wants to say that you have to give up work to reach the Almighty. Diction is used in this text as the writers from this period used the writing style of English which included words like 'thy and thee'. First Stanza He wants to say that he is dedicating this very moment to God putting all other work for later. Second Stanza When he is away from God mentally or physically, his heart is restless. His works seems like it will never end. Third Stanza The present time is an extremely beautiful gift from God which is being enjoyed by all animals and plants. Fourth Stanza He thinks that this time in his life shall be dedicated to the Almighty through a silent and excess free-time.