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Famous Bombay Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Bombay poems written by well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous bombay poems.

These examples illustrate what a famous bombay poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate). The poems may also contain the word 'bombay'.

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by Hikmet, Nazim
 to the memory of my friend SI-YA-U,
 whose head was cut off in Shanghai

A CLAIM

Renowned Leonardo's
world-famous
"La Gioconda"
has disappeared.
And in the space
vacated by the fugitive
a copy has been placed.

The poet...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 Ere the seamer bore him Eastward, Sleary was engaged to marry
An attractive girl at Tunbridge, whom he called "my little Carrie."
Sleary's pay was very modest; Sleary was the other...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 BOMBAY

Royal and Dower-royal, I the Queen
 Fronting thy richest sea with richer hands --
A thousand mills roar through me where I glean
 All races from all lands.


 CALCUTTA

Me the...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 So here's your Empire. No more wine, then?
Good.
We'll clear the Aides and khitmatgars away.
(You'll know that fat old fellow with the knife --
He keeps the Name Book, talks in...Read More
by Matthew, John
 He hangs on dangling handholds
As the train sways and careens
Endless nondescript buildings unfold
Their secrets as the tired warrior returns.

The day is over the night falls
Thickly through the barricaded windows
The...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 To the City of Bombay


The Cities are full of pride,
 Challenging each to each --
This from her mountain-side,
 That from her burthened beach.

They count their ships full tale --
...Read More
by Lehman, David
 My bag was missing at the airport
"Just one bag?" "Yes, but it meant a lot to me"
I had seen the bartender before, but where?
"You didn't tell me you had...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 To the City of Bombay


The Cities are full of pride,
 Challenging each to each --
This from her mountain-side,
 That from her burthened beach.

They count their ships full tale --
...Read More
by Matthew, John
 In your bosom we wake up with fear,
In your sky there’s only unending tears,
You always roar, but within,
Hangs silence like a shroud of death.

You are rocked, periodically, by bombs,
Yet,...Read More
by Bontemps, Arna
 All night they whine upon their ropes and boom
against the dock with helpless prows:
these little ships that are too worn for sailing
front the wharf but do not rest at...Read More
by Lawson, Henry
 And they heard the tent-poles clatter, 
And the fly in twain was torn – 
'Tis the soiled rag of a tatter 
Of the tent where I was born. 
And...Read More
by Goose, Mother
There was a fat man of Bombay,Who was smoking one sunshiny day;    When a bird called a snipe    Flew away with his pipe,Which vexed the fat man of Bombay ...Read More
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