9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Flower-Fed Buffaloes, The Flower-Fed Buffaloes : The flower-fed buffaloes of the spring In the days of long ago, Ranged where the locomotives sing And the prairie flowers lie low : The tossing, blooming, perfumed grass Is swept away by wheat, Wheels and wheels and wheels spin by […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Flag Goes By The Flag Goes By : Hats off! “Along” the street there comes A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums, A flash of colour beneath the sky. Hats off! The flag is passing by! Blue and crimson and white it shines, Over the steel-tipped, […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The February Surprise The February Surprise : The trees are still asleep today And do not seem to know A storm came by last night and heaped Their branches full of snow. See how they start up with surprise As one by one they wake. “Why, gracious me!” […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Enchanted Shirt The Enchanted Shirt : The Enchanted Shirt A story can also be told in the form of a poem. This is called a ballad. The ballad has a counterpart in Vadakkanpattu. The King was sick. His cheek was red And his eye was clear and […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Duck and The Kangaroo The Duck and The Kangaroo : Two friends the Duck and the Kangaroo are about to set out on a long pleasure trip. The Kangaroo, though happy to carry the Duck all the way on the tip of his tail, is wary of […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Duck and the Kangar The Duck and the Kangar : This is a humorous poem of a kind known as ‘Nonsense Verse’, by Edward Lear. Read it and enjoy. Said the Duck to the Kangaroo, “Good gracious! how you hop! Over the fields and the water too, […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Dry Salvages The Dry Salvages : I sometimes wonder if that is what Krishna meant— Among other things-or one way of putting the same thing : That the future is a faded song, a Royal Rose or a lavender spray Of wistful regret for those who are […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Dreams of My Heart The Dreams of My Heart : The dreams of my heart and my mind pass, Nothing stays with me long, But I have had from a child The deep solace of song; If that should ever leave me, Let me find death and […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Donkey The Donkey : If I had a donkey And he wouldn’t go, Would I wallop him? No, no, no. I’d find a little hay And give him some corn, Then he’d be the best donkey That ever was born. Margaret S. Russell The word POETRY originates […]

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9 Nov 2014
Nov 9 2014

The Divine Image The Divine Image : To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love Is God our father dear, And Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love Is Man, his child […]

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