Treasure Island

Toru Dutt

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

Poems of Toru Dutt

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

The Young Captive

The budding shoot ripens unharmed by the scythe,
Without fear of the press, on vine branches lithe,
Through spring-tide the green clusters bloom.
Is't strange, then, that I in my life's morning hour,

Though troubles like clouds on the dark present lower,
Half-frighted shrink back from my doom ?
Let the stern-hearted stoic run boldly on death!
I - I weep and I hope; to the north wind's chill breath

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