We had a text book in high school English called "Panorama: A Selection of Poems". The book comprised a nice cross-section of poetry by the great masters, as well as a number of poems by Indian poets.

Despite their best efforts, neither the book, nor the tireless efforts of my teachers were successful in inspiring a love of poetry back then.

More recently, my copy of the text book surfaced when we were dusting some old cupboards. I thumbed through the tome and found that, perhaps at some subconscious level, some finer sentiments were imbued.

Here are most of the poems from the book, the ones that could be found on the net.

Wordsworth, William I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Kubla Khan
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Barrington, Patrick I had a Hippopotamus
Frost, Robert Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
Ezekiel, Nissim The Professor
Auden, W.H. Funeral Blues
Herrick, Robert To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Blake, William The Echoing Green
Wordsworth, William To a Skylark
Yeats, William Butler The Lake Isle of Innisfree
Shelley, Percy Bysshe To a Skylark
Keats, John Ode to a Nightingale
Masefield, John The West Wind
Ramanujan, A.K. A River
Shakespeare, William The Bees
Wotton, Sir Henry Character of a Happy Life
Herbert, George The Pulley
Cowper, William Light Shining out of Darkness
Blake, William The Tiger
Wordsworth, William To Sleep
Hardy, Thomas The Darkling Thrush
Rossetti, Christina Uphill
Milton, John On his Blindness
Ezekiel, Nissim Night of the Scorpion
Shakespeare, William Seven ages of man
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Village Blacksmith
Auden, W.H. Miss Gee
Eliot, T.S. Macavity: the Mystery Cat
Ezekiel, Nissim The Professor
Carroll, Lewis The Walrus and The Carpenter
Lawrence, David Herbert Mosquito
Southey, Robert The Battle of Blenheim
Wolfe, Charles The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Paul Revere's Ride
Thackeray, William Makepeace King Canute
Tennyson, Lord Alfred Ulysses
Wordsworth, William Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel Sonnet on Chillon
Shirley, James Death the Leveller
Johnson, Samuel On the death of Mr. Robert Levet A Practiser in Physic
Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel The Dying Gladiator
Tennyson, Lord Alfred The Passing of Arthur
Yeats, William Butler An Irish Airman foresees his Death
Whitman, Walt O Captain! My Captain!
Derozio, Henry Louis Vivian To India -- My Native Land
Tagore, Rabindranath Where the Mind is Without Fear
Nissim Ezekiel The Patriot
Scott, Sir Walter Patriotism
Browning, Robert The Patriot
Newbolt, Sir Henry Ireland, Ireland
Yeats, William Butler Easter, 1916
Barrington, Patrick I had a Hippopotamus
Brooke, Rupert The Soldier
Southey, Robert The Inchcape Rock
Scott, Sir Walter Lochinvar
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth The Slave's Dream
Browning, Robert The Pied Piper of Hamelin
Kipling, Rudyard The Ballad of East and West
Noyes, Alfred The Highwayman
Goldsmith, Oliver The Village Schoolmaster
Wordsworth, William The Solitary Reaper
Campbell, Sir Thomas Lord Ullin's Daughter
Southey, Robert The Scholar
Hunt, James Leigh Abou Ben Adhem
Stevenson, Robert Louis The Vagabond
Macaulay, Thomas Babbington Horatius
Donne, John The Sun Rising
Herrick, Robert The Night Piece: To Julia
Burns, Robert John Anderson My Jo
Byron, Lord George Gordon Noel She Walks in Beauty
Moore, Thomas Believe Me, if all those Endearing Young Charms
Shelley, Percy Bysshe The Indian Serenade
Arnold, Matthew Sohrab and Rustum - An Episode
Coleridge, Hartley She is not Fair to Outward View
Tennyson, Lord Alfred The Charge of the Light Brigade