Sorceress! You have strewn the path
of creation with your varied wiles ...

With a cunning hand laid the snares
of false trust for a simple soul ...

But his glory is that, however devious outside,
he is still straight at heart ...

He who had yielded so easily
to manifold deceptions has received from you

The inviolate right to peace.

last writings - rabindranath tagore - july 30, 1941
During the final weeks before his death, Tagore dictated three poems called "shesh lekha," or last writings. This is his last poem. Translation by Nirad C. Chaudhuri from his autobiography, Thy Hand! Great Anarch (1987).