Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. The Gardener is a book of prose. These early writings are lyrics about love and life. One verse reads as follows. "When she passed by me with quick steps, the end of her skirt touched me. From the unknown island of a heart came a sudden warm breath of spring. A flutter of a flitting touch brushed me and vanished in a moment, like a torn flower petal blown in the breeze. It fell upon my heart like a sigh of her body and whisper of her heart."