I have always been a fan of poetry ..english,hindi,urdu ..would have liked others too if i could have understood them but then right now… this pretty much covers it!
My favourite poetry piece has to be the Ramayana .. Nothing compares to the awe inspiring description of Rama’s Journey! As the name puts it Rama on his aayana(Journey)…
Whether it be the subtle description of Sita’s enchanting beauty or the detailed imagery of the great war..you feel as if everythings happening right before your eyes!
Dashratha’s plea to his wife …bharat milaap ..Lord Hanuman meeting Sita in Ashoka vatika.. these verses have actually brought tears to my eyes…and yes i am an absolute fan of Lord Rama …he is “The Man”!
I have read both Valmiki’s version and Tulsidas’s Ramacharitmanas ..i m more of a Valmiki fan ..because ..well i do not want to believe that my hero banished his wife while she was pregnant ..does not seem nice to me!
And for the english ones…i love the Rime of the ancient mariner..but my favourite poem is short and simple…
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.