Toru Dutt

(4 March 1856 - 30 August 1877 / Calcutta / British India)

Toru Dutt Poems

1. Our Casuarina Tree 9/2/2010
2. Lakshman 9/2/2010
3. Love Came to Flora Asking for a Flower 9/2/2010
4. Sonnet 9/2/2010
5. My Vocation 9/2/2010
6. The Sower 3/22/2012
7. Christmas 3/22/2012
8. The Broken Bell 3/22/2012
9. The Young Captive 3/22/2012

Our Casuarina Tree

LIKE a huge Python, winding round and round
The rugged trunk, indented deep with scars,
Up to its very summit near the stars,
A creeper climbs, in whose embraces bound
No other tree could live. But gallantly
The giant wears the scarf, and flowers are hung
In crimson clusters all the boughs among,
Whereon all day are gathered bird and bee;
And oft at nights the garden overflows

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