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Famous Himalayan Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Himalayan poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous himalayan poems. These examples illustrate what a famous himalayan poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Wilde, Oscar
...rt and crowned by sword and fire,
England with bare and bloody feet
Climbs the steep road of wide empire.

O lonely Himalayan height,
Grey pillar of the Indian sky,
Where saw'st thou last in clanging flight
Our winged dogs of Victory?

The almond-groves of Samarcand,
Bokhara, where red lilies blow,
And Oxus, by whose yellow sand
The grave white-turbaned merchants go:

And on from thence to Ispahan,
The gilded garden of the sun,
Whence the long dusty caravan
Brings cedar w...Read More



by Arnold, Matthew
...rom the flooded rivers,
Hyphasis or Hydaspes, when, high up
By their dark springs, the wind in winter-time
Hath made in Himalayan forests wrack,
And strewn the channels with torn boughs--so huge
The club which Rustum lifted now, and struck
One stroke; but again Sohrab sprang aside,
Lithe as the glancing snake, and the club came
Thundering to earth, and leapt from Rustum's hand.
And Rustum follow'd his own blow, and fell
To his knees, and with his fingers clutch'd the sand...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...1911

When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he ...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...tta
 Enjoy profound repose;
But I shouldn't be astonished
 If now his spirit knows
The reason of his transfer
 From the Himalayan snows.

And, when the Last Great Bugle Call
 Adown the Hurnai throbs,
And the last grim joke is entered
 In the big black Book of Jobs.
And Quetta graveyards give again
 Their victims to the air,
I shouldn't like to be the man
 Who sent Jack Barrett there....Read More

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