Kubla Khan

Kubla Khan is a renowned poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797 and published in 1816. It's often considered one of Coleridge's most famous and enigmatic works. Coleridge claimed that Kubla ...

The Alcoholic at Dawn

The Alcoholic at Dawn by Jeet Thayil is a poignant and introspective poem that explores the themes of addiction, despair, and self-destruction. It delves into the harsh reality of alcoholism and the d...

An Introduction

Kamala Das, a prominent Indian poet, is known for her candid and emotive writing style that often explores themes of love, identity, and the female experience. An Introduction is one of her most celeb...

Tagore as a Poet

An outstanding poet, a legend of prose, and a perfect philosopher, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore is the greatest of the Indians to write in English. His fine writings, popularly described as 'magical ...

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...

The Art of Losing

Tishani Doshi is an Indian English poet born to a Gujarati father and an English mother. This intermixing of two different worlds can be seen in her works. The Art of Losing is a poem that tells us ab...

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is the British writer Thomas Gray's most famous poem, first published in 1751. It mourns the lives of the obscure and forgotten populace of a rural village, whose...

An Elegy

An elegy is a mournful, melancholic or plaintive poem, especially a funeral song or a lament for the dead. It is a genre of poetry that expresses sorrow or lamentation, typically for a deceased person...

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 ...

A Modernist Masterpiece

T S Eliot's The Waste Land is considered one of the most important poems of the 20th century and a modernist masterpiece. A dramatic monologue that changes speakers, locations, and times throughout, T...