Panorama

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.

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