10 Famous Poets

It was once famously quoted by the celebrated poet  Samuel Taylor Coleridge that “Poetry: the best words in the best order.” Such was the impact of poets and writers from around the 16th century to late 19th century. Poets all over the globe was inspired to write fine pieces describing nature, mankind emotions and life releasing them at the right moments in front of the readers in the form of rightly crafted verses. Poets didn’t limit their creativity only to nature and mankind. They went forward boldly covering themes like war, corruption, sex and many more. “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning  that was originally published in January 1836, , “A Soldier” by Robert Frost that was first published in West-Running Brook in 1928, “The Triumph of Life” by Percy Bysshe Shelley that was last major work by Percy Bysshe Shelley before his death in 1822. The work was left unfinished. These pieces are subtle pieces in this regards. Today these poems are considered as valuable artwork and their manuscripts that are well preserved. These poetry pieces are depict human virtues, responses and nature variety through the  power of languages. Poetry was and can never be limited by language. Many poets are highly remembered for their contribution to the English language that sealed them permanently in the course of history for the generations to come. Below are the poets that had made a mark with their words and  touched our hearts.

 

  1. William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was born second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson on 7 April 1770 in Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Cumberland.
He was a major English Romantic poet . He with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads.
Died: 23 April 1850, Cumberland, United Kingdom
Education: Hawkshead Grammar School, University of Cambridge, St John’s College, Cambridge



William Wordsworth/Quotes:

  • The child is father of the man.
  • Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.
  • Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
  • Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive, But to be young was very heaven!
  • That best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
  • That inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude.
  • Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
  • Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
  • Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
  • Father! – to God himself we cannot give a holier name

 

  1. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian born to Reverend John Coleridge, a respected vicar, on 21 October 1772 in the town of Ottery St Mary in Devon, England. Samuel Coleridge with William Wordsworth was proactive in establishing the Romantic Age in English Literature that left a lasting impact on the literary works and developments. One of the primary works was the “Lyrical Ballads” composed in 1798 that bears testimony to Wordsworth’s command over English literature.
      Died: 25 July 1834, HighgateMiddlesex, England
      Works:
    • Lectures 1795 on Politics and Religion (1971);
  • The Watchman (1970);
  • Essays on his Times in the Morning Post and the Courier (1978) in 3 vols;
  • The Friend (1969) in 2 vols;
  • Lectures, 1808–1819, on Literature (1987) in 2 vols;
  • Lay Sermons (1972);
  • Biographia Literaria (1983) in 2 vols;
  • Lectures 1818–1819 on the History of Philosophy (2000) in 2 vols;
  • Aids to Reflection (1993);
  • On the Constitution of the Church and State (1976);
  • Shorter Works and Fragments (1995) in 2 vols;
  • Marginalia (1980 and following) in 6 vols;
  • Logic (1981);
  • Table Talk (1990) in 2 vols;
  • Opus Maximum (2002);
  • Poetical Works (2001) in 6 vols (part1 Reading Edition in 2 vols; part 2 Variorum Text in 2 vols; part 3 Plays in 2 vols).

 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge/Quotes

  • Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.
  • He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
  • In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea.
  • Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
  • Friendship is a sheltering tree.
  • Poetry: the best words in the best order.
  • And ‘mid this tumult Kubla heard from afar Ancestral voices prophesying war!
  • As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
  • The fair breeze blew, The white foam flew, And the forrow followed free. We were the first to ever burst into the silent sea.
  • Alone, alone, all, all alone, Alone on a wide wide sea! And never a saint took pity on My soul in agony.

 

  1. William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely known as the greatest writer in English Language and world’s one of the pre-eminent dramatist. Shakespeare conquered the world of Literature with over 154 sonnets under his coat. Born to John Shakespeare, an alderman and a successful glover  and Mary Arden on 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Died: 23 April 1616, Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
Education: King’s New School in Stratford.

Works:

Comedies

  • The Tempest
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • As You Like It
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • All’s Well That Ends Well
  • Twelfth Night
  • The Winter’s Tale

 Histories

  •  King John
  • Richard II
  • Henry IV, Part 1
  • Henry IV, Part 2
  • Henry V
  • Henry VI, Part 1
  • Henry VI, Part 2
  • Henry VI, Part 3
  • Richard III
  • Henry VIII

Tragedies

  • Troilus and Cressida
  • Coriolanus
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Timon of Athens
  • Julius Caesar
  • Macbeth
  • Hamlet
  • King Lear
  • Othello
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Cymbeline

And More..

 

William Shakespeare/Quotes

  • All that glitters is not gold
  • Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
  • Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  • By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, Whoever knocks!
  • First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.
  • Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
  • The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
  • It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
  • To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
  • If music be the food of love, play on.

 

  1. Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson was a Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign. Alfred Lord Tennyson was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England to George Clayton Tennyson in 6 August 1809. With extensive education background and admired by poets like Coleridge. Not similar to most poets Tennyson was well know for his portrayal of vivid imagery and music in his writings. He gave his pieces a simple artistic touch but his powerful descriptions was even most the most minor happenings.
Died: 6 October 1892 (aged 83) LurgashallSussex, England
Education: King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth from 1816 to 1820 and then Trinity College, Cambridge.

Works:

From Poems, Chiefly Lyrical (1830):

  • “Nothing Will Die”
  • “All Things Will Die”
  • “The Dying Swan”
  • “The Kraken”
  • “Mariana”
  • “Lady Clara Vere de Vere” (1832)
  • From Poems (1833):
  • “The Lotos-Eaters”
  • “The Lady of Shalott” (1832, 1842) – three versions painted by J. W. Waterhouse (1888, 1894, and 1916)
  • “St. Simeon Stylites” (1833)
  • “Break, Break, Break” (1842)
  • From Poems (1842):
  • “Locksley Hall”
  • “Vision of Sin”
  • “The Two Voices” (1834)
  • “Ulysses” (1833)

From The Princess; A Medley (1847)

  • “The Princess”
  • “Godiva”
  • “Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal” – it later appeared as a song in the film Vanity Fair, with musical arrangement by Mychael Danna
  • “Tears, Idle Tears”
  • “In Memoriam A.H.H.” (1849)
  • “Ring Out, Wild Bells” (1850)
  • “The Eagle” (1851)
  • “The Sister’s Shame”
  • From Maud; A Monodrama (1855/1856)
  • “Maud”
  • “The Charge of the Light Brigade” (1854) – an early recording exists of Tennyson reading this
  • “Idylls of the King” (1859–1885)
  • From Enoch Arden and Other Poems (1862/1864)
  • “Enoch Arden”
  • “Tithonus”
  • “Flower in the crannied wall” (1869)
  • The Window – song cycle with Arthur Sullivan (1871)
  • Harold (1876) – began a revival of interest in King Harold[citation needed]
  • Idylls of the King (composed 1833–1874)
  • Montenegro (1877)
  • Becket (1884)
  • Crossing the Bar (1889)
  • The Foresters – a play with incidental music by Arthur Sullivan (1891)
  • Kapiolani (published after his death by Hallam Tennyson)

 

Alfred Tennyson Baron Tennyson/Quotes

  • I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ‘Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
  • To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
  • If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
  • I am a part of all that I have met.
  • Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
  • Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.
  • Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.
  • Nature, red in tooth and claw.
  • Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
  • Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

 

  1. Percy Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the finest lyric and influential poets of the Romantic Age. Born on 4 August 1792 Horsham, Sussex, England to Sir Timothy Shelley and Elizabeth Pilfold. Shelley mainstream following did not develop until a generation after his death, unlike Lord Byron, who was popular among all classes during his lifetime despite his radical views. Percy explored political and social conditions prevalent at that time in the society. Due to this fact, many publishers refused to get his writings published fearing the harsh consequences. Sadly he was killed by sea storm on 8th July 1822 at a tender age and gaining world recognition.

Died: 8 July 1822, Lerici, Italy
Education: University College, Oxford

Major works

  • (1810) Zastrozzi
  • (1810) Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire
  • (1810) Posthumous Fragments of Margaret Nicholson: Being Poems Found Amongst the Papers of That Noted Female Who Attempted the Life of the King in 1786
  • (1810 dated 1811) St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian
  • (1811) Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things
  • (1811) The Necessity of Atheism
  • (1812) The Devil’s Walk: A Ballad
  • (1813) Queen Mab: A Philosophical Poem
  • (1814) A Refutation of Deism: In a Dialogue
  • (1815) Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude
  • (1816) The Daemon of the World
  • (1816) Mont Blanc
  • (1816) On Death
  • (1817) Hymn to Intellectual Beauty (text)
  • (1817) Laon and Cythna; or, The Revolution of the Golden City: A Vision of the Nineteenth Century
  • (1817) The Revolt of Islam, A Poem, in Twelve Cantos
  • (1817) History of a Six Weeks’ Tour through a part of France, Switzerland, Germany, and Holland (with Mary Shelley)
  • (1818) Ozymandias (text)
  • (1818) The Banquet (or The Symposium) by Plato, translation from Greek into English[79]
  • (1818) Rosalind and Helen: A Modern Eclogue (published in 1819)
  • (1818) Lines Written Among the Euganean Hills, October 1818
  • (1819) The Cenci, A Tragedy, in Five Acts
  • (1819) Ode to the West Wind (text)
  • (1819) The Masque of Anarchy
  • (1819) England in 1819
  • (1819) A Philosophical View of Reform (published in 1920)
  • (1819) Julian and Maddalo: A Conversation
  • (1820) Peter Bell the Third (published in 1839)
  • (1820) Prometheus Unbound, A Lyrical Drama, in Four Acts
  • (1820) To a Skylark
  • (1820) The Cloud
  • (1820) Oedipus Tyrannus; Or, Swellfoot The Tyrant: A Tragedy in Two Acts
  • (1820) The Witch of Atlas (published in 1824)
  • (1821) Adonaïs
  • (1821) Ion by Plato, translation from Greek into English
  • (1821) A Defence of Poetry (first published in 1840)
  • (1821) Epipsychidion
  • (1822) Hellas, A Lyrical Drama
  • (1822) Wolfstein; or, The Mysterious Bandit (chapbook)
  • (1822) The Triumph of Life (unfinished, published in 1824)

Short prose works

  • “The Assassins, A Fragment of a Romance” (1814)
  • “The Coliseum, A Fragment” (1817)
  • “The Elysian Fields: A Lucianic Fragment” (1818)
  • “Una Favola (A Fable)” (1819, originally in Italian)

Essays

  • The Necessity of Atheism (1811)
  • Declaration of Rights (1812)
  • A Letter to Lord Ellenborough (1812)
  • A Defence of Poetry
  • A Vindication of Natural Diet (1813)
  • A Refutation of Deism (1814)
  • On the Vegetable System of Diet (1814–1815; published 1929)
  • On Love (1818)
  • On Life (1819)
  • On a Future State (1815)
  • On The Punishment of Death
  • Speculations on Metaphysics (1814)
  • Speculations on Morals (1817)
  • On Christianity (incomplete, probably 1817; published 1859)
  • On the Literature, the Arts and the Manners of the Athenians
  • On The Symposium, or Preface to The Banquet Of Plato
  • On Friendship
  • On Frankenstein (written in 1817; published in 1832)
  • Chapbooks
  • Wolfstein; or, The Mysterious Bandit (1822)
  • Wolfstein, The Murderer; or, The Secrets of a Robber’s Cave (1830)
  • Collaborations with Mary Shelley
  • (1817) History of a Six Weeks’ Tour
  • (1818) Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus[80][81]
  • (1820) Proserpine
  • (1820) Midas

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes:

  • O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
  • Rise like Lions after slumber In unvanquishable number — Shake your chains to earth like dew Which in sleep had fallen on you — Ye are many — they are few.
  • Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
  • Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
  • Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
  • Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine In one another’s being mingle:— Why not I with thine?
  • We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece.
  • Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud! I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!
  • The soul’s joy lies in doing.
  • There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
  1. John Keats

John Keats was an English Romantic Poet born on October 31, 1795 in Moorgate, London to Thomas and Frances Keats. He was a second generation Romantic Poet along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley. Keats received praise for his series of odes unto nature’s various facets. His writings were smooth and had emotional flows. Unfortunately at the age of 25 his health deteriorated due to Tuberculosis and he died on 23 February, 1821. “Ode to the Nightingale” and “To Autumn” were some of his best works.

Died: 23 February, 1821
Education: Guy’s Hospital

Works

  • Keats’s Poetry and Prose. Ed. Jeffrey N. Cox. New York: W.W. Norton Co., 2008. ISBN 978-0393924916
  • John Keats. Ed. Susan Wolfson. Longman, 2007.
  • Selected Letters of John Keats. Ed. Grant F. Scott. Harvard University Press, 2002.
  • John Keats: Poetry Manuscripts at Harvard, a Facsimile Edition. Ed. Jack Stillinger. Harvard University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-674-47775-8
  • Complete Poems. Ed. Jack Stillinger. Harvard University Press, 1982.
  • The Poems of John Keats. Ed. Jack Stillinger. Harvard University Press, 1978.
  • The Letters of John Keats 1814–1821 Volumes 1 and 2 Ed. Hyder Edward Rollins. Harvard University Press, 1958.
  • The Complete Poetical Works of John Keats. Ed. H. Buxton Forman. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1907.
  • The Complete Poetical Works and Letters of John Keats. ed. Horace Elisha Scudder. Boston: Riverside Press, 1899.

John Keats Quotes:

  • Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’–that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. – Ode to a Grecian Urn
  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
  • Here lies one whose name was writ in water.
  • The poetry of the earth is never dead.
  • Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
  • I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.
  • Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
  • Much have I traveled in the realms of gold, and many goodly states and kingdoms seen.
  • Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?
  • Now a soft kiss – Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.

 

  1. Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron known as Lord Byron, was an English poet, peer, politician, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Born on 22 January 1788 in a house on 24 Holles Street in London, Byron was regarded as one of the greatest British poets[1] and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems, Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, and the short lyric poem, “She Walks in Beauty”.

Died: 19 April 1824

Education: Aberdeen Grammar School, School of Dr. William Glennie, Harrow

Major works

  • Hours of Idleness (1807)
  • English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809)
  • Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Cantos I & II (1812)
  • The Giaour (1813)
  • The Bride of Abydos (1813)
  • The Corsair (1814)
  • Lara, A Tale (1814)
  • Hebrew Melodies (1815)
  • The Siege of Corinth (1816)
  • Parisina (1816)
  • The Prisoner of Chillon (1816)
  • The Dream (1816)
  • Prometheus (1816)
  • Darkness (1816)
  • Manfred (1817)
  • The Lament of Tasso (1817)
  • Beppo (1818)
  • Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage (1818)
  • Don Juan (1819–1824; incomplete on Byron’s death in 1824)
  • Mazeppa (1819)
  • The Prophecy of Dante (1819)
  • Marino Faliero (1820)
  • Sardanapalus (1821)
  • The Two Foscari (1821)
  • Cain (1821)
  • The Vision of Judgment (1821)
  • Heaven and Earth (1821)
  • Werner (1822)
  • The Age of Bronze (1823)
  • The Island (1823) (text on Wikisource)
  • The Deformed Transformed (1824)
  • Selected shorter lyric poems
  • Maid of Athens, ere we part (1810)
  • And thou art dead (1812)
  • She Walks in Beauty (1814)
  • My Soul is Dark (1815)
  • The Destruction of Sennacherib (1815)
  • Monody on the Death of the Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan (1816)
  • Fare Thee Well (1816)
  • So, we’ll go no more a roving (1817)
  • When We Two Parted (1817)
  • Ode on Venice (1819)

Lord Byron Quotes:

  • I love not man the less, but Nature more.
  • Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.
  • Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
  • Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
  • In solitude, where we are least alone.
  • All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin.
  • Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
  • Friendship is Love without his wings!
  • Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
  • Fools are my theme, let satire be my song.

 

  1. Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore born on 7 May 1861 was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. One of his best work was “Where The Mind is Without Fear.” First non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work Gitanjali in 1913. At the age of sixteen he released his first poems under the pseudonym Bhānusiṃha (“Sun Lion”).

Died: 7 August 1941

Original

  • Bengali
    • Poetry
      • ভানুসিংহ ঠাকুরের পদাবলী Bhānusiṃha Ṭhākurer Paḍāvalī (Songs of Bhānusiṃha Ṭhākur) 1884
      • মানসী Manasi (The Ideal One) 1890
      • সোনার তরী Sonar Tari (The Golden Boat) 1894
      • গীতাঞ্জলি Gitanjali (Song Offerings) 1910
      • গীতিমাল্য Gitimalya (Wreath of Songs) 1914
      • বলাকা Balaka (The Flight of Cranes) 1916
    • Dramas
      • বাল্মিকী প্রতিভা Valmiki-Pratibha (The Genius of Valmiki) 1881
      • বিসর্জন Visarjan (The Sacrifice) 1890
      • রাজা Raja (The King of the Dark Chamber) 1910
      • ডাকঘর Dak Ghar (The Post Office) 1912
      • অচলায়তন Achalayatan (The Immovable) 1912
      • মুক্তধারা Muktadhara (The Waterfall) 1922
      • রক্তকরবী Raktakaravi (Red Oleanders) 1926
    • Fiction
      • নষ্টনীড় Nastanirh (The Broken Nest) 1901
      • গোরা Gora (Fair-Faced) 1910
      • ঘরে বাইরে Ghare Baire (The Home and the World) 1916
      • যোগাযোগ Yogayog (Crosscurrents) 1929
    • Memoirs
      • জীবনস্মৃতি Jivansmriti (My Reminiscences) 1912
      • ছেলেবেলা Chhelebela (My Boyhood Days) 1940
  • English
    • Thought Relics 1921

Translated

Thákurova ulice, Prague, Czech Republic

A bronze bust of a middle-aged and forward-gazing bearded man supported on a tall rectangular wooden pedestal above a larger plinth set amidst a small ornate octagonal museum room with pink walls and wooden panelling; flanking the bust on the wall behind are two paintings of Tagore: to the left, a costumed youth acting a drama scene; to the right, a portrait showing an aged man with a large white beard clad in black and red robes.

Tagore Room, Sardar Patel Memorial, Ahmedabad, India

English

  • * Chitra 1914
  • * Creative Unity 1922
  • * The Crescent Moon 1913
  • * The Cycle of Spring 1919
  • * Fireflies 1928
  • * Fruit-Gathering 1916
  • * The Fugitive 1921
  • * The Gardener 1913
  • * Gitanjali: Song Offerings 1912
  • * Glimpses of Bengal 1991
  • * The Home and the World 1985
  • * The Hungry Stones 1916
  • * I Won’t Let you Go: Selected Poems 1991
  • * The King of the Dark Chamber 1914
  • * Letters from an Expatriate in Europe 2012
  • * The Lover of God 2003
  • * Mashi 1918
  • * My Boyhood Days 1943
  • * My Reminiscences 1991
  • * Nationalism 1991
  • * The Post Office 1914
  • * Sadhana: The Realisation of Life 1913
  • * Selected Letters 1997
  • * Selected Poems 1994
  • * Selected Short Stories 1991
  • * Songs of Kabir 1915
  • * The Spirit of Japan 1916
  • * Stories from Tagore 1918
  • * Stray Birds 1916
  • * Vocation 1913
  • * The Wreck 1921

Adaptations of novels and short stories in cinema

Main article: Adaptations of works of Rabindranath Tagore in film and television

Bengali

  • Natir Puja – 1932 – The only film directed by Rabindranath Tagore
  • Naukadubi – 1947 (Noukadubi) – Nitin Bose
  • Kabuliwala – 1957 (Kabuliwala) – Tapan Sinha
  • Kshudhita Pashaan – 1960 (Kshudhita Pashan) – Tapan Sinha
  • Teen Kanya – 1961 (Teen Kanya) – Satyajit Ray
  • Charulata – 1964 (Nastanirh) – Satyajit Ray
  • Ghare Baire – 1985 (Ghare Baire) – Satyajit Ray
  • Chokher Bali – 2003 (Chokher Bali) – Rituparno Ghosh
  • Shasti – 2004 (Shasti) – Chashi Nazrul Islam
  • Shuva – 2006 (Shuvashini) – Chashi Nazrul Islam
  • Chaturanga – 2008 (Chaturanga) – Suman Mukhopadhyay
  • Elar Char Adhyay – 2012 (Char Adhyay) – Bappaditya Bandyopadhyay

Hindi

  • Sacrifice – 1927 (Balidan) – Nanand Bhojai and Naval Gandhi
  • Milan – 1946 (Nauka Dubi) – Nitin Bose
  • Dak Ghar – 1965 (Dak Ghar) – Zul Vellani
  • Kabuliwala – 1961 (Kabuliwala) – Bimal Roy
  • Uphaar – 1971 (Samapti) – Sudhendu Roy
  • Lekin… – 1991 (Kshudhit Pashaan) – Gulzar
  • Char Adhyay – 1997 (Char Adhyay) – Kumar Shahani
  • Kashmakash – 2011 (Nauka Dubi) – Rituparno Ghosh
  • “Bhikharin”

 

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes:

  • Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
  • I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
  • You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
  • The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
  • Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
  • Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
  • Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
  • Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
  • Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time.
  • Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

 

  1. Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost  was one of the famous American poet and recipient of 4 Pulitzer Prizes. Robert Frost, born March 26, 1874 generally portrayed the rural life in his writings. He was a master in rhythms and with which he created lines stand testimonial. He was called the iconic literary figure of America. One of his most revered poems is the “Road Not Taken” which has  the lines “I took the one less travelled by; And that has made all the difference” that is often quoted by many writers.

Died:

Education:

Pulitzer Prizes

  • 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes
  • 1931 for Collected Poems
  • 1937 for A Further Range
  • 1943 for A Witness Tree

Poetry collections

  • A Boy’s Will (David Nutt 1913; Holt, 1915)[43]
  • North of Boston (David Nutt, 1914; Holt, 1914)
    • “After Apple-Picking”
    • “The Death of the Hired Man”
    • “Mending Wall”
  • Mountain Interval (Holt, 1916)
    • “Birches”
    • “Out, Out”
    • “The Oven Bird”
    • “The Road Not Taken”
  • Selected Poems (Holt, 1923)
  • Includes poems from first three volumes and the poem The Runaway
  • New Hampshire (Holt, 1923; Grant Richards, 1924)
    • “Fire and Ice”
    • “Nothing Gold Can Stay”
    • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”
  • Several Short Poems (Holt, 1924)[3]
  • Selected Poems (Holt, 1928)
  • West-Running Brook (Holt, 1928? 1929)
    • “Acquainted with the Night”
  • The Lovely Shall Be Choosers, The Poetry Quartos, printed and illustrated by Paul Johnston (Random House, 1929)
  • Collected Poems of Robert Frost (Holt, 1930; Longmans, Green, 1930)
  • The Lone Striker (Knopf, 1933)
  • Selected Poems: Third Edition (Holt, 1934)
  • Three Poems (Baker Library, Dartmouth College, 1935)
  • The Gold Hesperidee (Bibliophile Press, 1935)
  • From Snow to Snow (Holt, 1936)
  • A Further Range (Holt, 1936; Cape, 1937)
  • Collected Poems of Robert Frost (Holt, 1939; Longmans, Green, 1939)
  • A Witness Tree (Holt, 1942; Cape, 1943)
    • “The Gift Outright”
    • “A Question”
    • “The Silken Tent”
  • Come In, and Other Poems (Holt, 1943)
  • Steeple Bush (Holt, 1947)
  • Complete Poems of Robert Frost, 1949 (Holt, 1949; Cape, 1951)
  • Hard Not To Be King (House of Books, 1951)
  • Aforesaid (Holt, 1954)
  • A Remembrance Collection of New Poems (Holt, 1959)
  • You Come Too (Holt, 1959; Bodley Head, 1964)
  • In the Clearing (Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1962)
  • The Poetry of Robert Frost (Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1969)

Plays

  • A Way Out: A One Act Play (Harbor Press, 1929).
  • The Cow’s in the Corn: A One Act Irish Play in Rhyme (Slide Mountain Press, 1929).
  • A Masque of Reason (Holt, 1945).
  • A Masque of Mercy (Holt, 1947).

Prose books

  • The Letters of Robert Frost to Louis Untermeyer (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963; Cape, 1964).
  • Robert Frost and John Bartlett: The Record of a Friendship, by Margaret Bartlett Anderson (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1963).
  • Selected Letters of Robert Frost (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1964).
  • Interviews with Robert Frost (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966; Cape, 1967).
  • Family Letters of Robert and Elinor Frost (State University of New York Press, 1972).
  • Robert Frost and Sidney Cox: Forty Years of Friendship (University Press of New England, 1981).
  • The Notebooks of Robert Frost, edited by Robert Faggen (Harvard University Press, January 2007).

Robert Frost Quotes:

  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
  • These woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
  • In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
  • The best way out is always through.
  • We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
  • Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
  • And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
  • My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, “Good fences make good neighbors.”
  • I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
  • Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.

 

  1. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 at St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She rose to critical acclaim with her work “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings”. Angelou is best known for her seven autobiographies, but she was also a prolific and successful poet. She was called “the black woman’s poet laureate”, and her poems have been called the anthems of African Americans. Angelou was honored by universities, literary organizations, government agencies, and special interest groups. Her honors included a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her book of poetry, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie, a Tony Award nomination for her role in the 1973 play Look Away, and three Grammys for her spoken word albums. She served on two presidential committees, and was awarded the Spingarn Medal in 1994, the National Medal of Arts in 2000, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011. Angelou was awarded over fifty honorary degrees.

Died: May 28, 2014

Chronology of autobiographies

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969): Up to 1944 (age 17)
  • Gather Together in My Name (1974): 1944–48
  • Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas (1976): 1949–55
  • The Heart of a Woman (1981): 1957–62
  • All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986): 1962–65
  • A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002): 1965–68
  • Mom & Me & Mom (2013)

Maya Angelou Quotes:

  • I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  • There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
  • My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
  • If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
  • Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
  • Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
  • Nothing will work unless you do.
  • You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
  • When you learn, teach. When you get, give.
  • When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.

 

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