Here’s one of my favourite Rabindranath Tagore poems from Geetanjali
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.
Now it is time to sit quiet, face to face with thee, and to sing
dedication of life in this silent and overflowing leisure.