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The Harp Of India

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Why hang'st thou lonely on yon withered bough?
Unstrung for ever, must thou there remain;
Thy music once was sweet - who hears it now?
Why doth the breeze sigh over thee in vain?
Silence hath bound thee with her fatal chain;
Neglected, mute, and desolate art thou,
Like ruined monument on desert plain:
O! many a hand more worthy far than mine
Once thy harmonious chords to sweetness gave,
And many a wreath for them did Fame entwine
Of flowers still blooming on the minstrel's grave:
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Rajnish Manga 22 November 2020
Brilliantly composed patriotic sonnet by Henry Derozio. I have translated this poem into Hindi and will post it shortly. Hope this will be liked by the readers. Thanks.
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myexamsolution 30 April 2019
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What a marvellous poem! It inspires me. May be by mortal wakened once again Harp of my country let me strike the strain - quite unparalleled patriotic strike!
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Edward Kofi Louis 06 December 2018
'Thy music once was sweet'! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Muzahidul Reza 06 December 2018
Neglected, mute, and desolate art thou, ..... this is full of sentiment and sentimental theme on the background of reminder large past green field with poetic arts and appeal
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Savita Tyagi 06 December 2018
With poets like these India would never hang its harp. This poem is so beautiful and full with love for India.
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Adrian Flett 06 December 2018
A well written sonnet, the poet is the voice of 'my country'
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Bernard F. Asuncion 06 December 2018
Such a great write by Henry Louis Vivian Derozio......................
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Ramesh T A 06 December 2018
This poem inspires the greatness of India once again in this beautiful and sweet Sonnet form!
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