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“A Ballad of Sir Pertab Singh” by Sir Henry Newbolt

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This particular posy is a lengthy one. And it has been pretty difficult for me to take time out of my busy schedule to make this post. However, I have done so only because this piece of poetry also happens to be one of my favourites from the school days. About the Poet (Source) Henry John Newbolt was born in Bilston, Wolverhampton (then located in Staffordshire, but now in the ...

“To India – My native Land” by Derozio

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I am not a poet and cannot write poetry but I am capable of appreciating good poems. I had started taking English poetry reading seriously during my class (grade) nine and ten, when we were to study a whole collection of poems as a part of our English syllabus (in I.C.S.E). Poetry had a profound influence on me and to this date I remember quite a few poems ...