I Can’t Help Blossoming

Dr K Ayyappa Panikar is one of the pioneers of modernism in Malayalam poetry. In his poem, I Can’t Help Blossoming he speaks about the importance of having the contentment of accomplishing one’s own l...

Govinda’s Disciple

The poem Govinda’s Disciple by Rabindranath Tagore beautifully highlights the traits of a true master and his disciple who has not been able to overcome his materialistic nature. The setting of the po...

Journey to the Interior

Margaret Eleanor Atwood's Journey to the Interior is a metaphysical poem with the recurring motif of ‘journey’ that Atwood explores in other works like Surfacing. It portrays an inward journey describ...

A Dog has Died

A Dog has Died by Pablo Neruda is a heart-wrenching eulogy for the poet’s much-loved, deceased dog that also explores the dog’s personality and interactions with the speaker. It was written in Spanish...

Ritusamhara

Kalidasa’s Ritusamhara is an ode to Nature’s bounty and its enduring emotional response to humanity. The word Ritu (season) with the word saṃhāra is used here in the sense of “coming together” or “gro...

A Challenge to Fate

Belonging to the period of pre-independence, Sarojini Naidu attracted the younger generation of India through her genuine verse. Her poems tell us of her fantasies and longings, her memory, her moment...

House of a Thousand Doors

Meena Alexander’s poetry reflects her multicultural heritage and the tension it creates. Her poems reflect the writer’s subjective response to her experience and also project or create new experiences...

Identity Card

The poem Identity Card by S Joseph portrays the strong undercurrents of the caste system that are deep-rooted in the psyche of an otherwise progressive community. The poet purely talks about the unsee...

Daffodils

The poem, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, sometimes called Daffodils, is famous for its simplicity, sing-song-like rhythm, and thematic beauty. It is one of the best-loved poems by the fountainhead of r...

Exploration into Individuality

Well-known in her native Poland, Maria Wislawa Anna Szymborska received international recognition when she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1996. In awarding the prize, the Academy praised her ...