Toru Dutt
Calcutta / British India
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The Sower

Rating: 4.8
Sitting in a porchway cool,
Sunlight, I see, dying fast,
Twilight hastens on to rule.
Working hours have well-nigh past.
Shadows run across the lands:
But a sower lingers still,
Old, in rags, he patient stands.
Looking on, I feel a thrill.
Black and high, his silhouette
Dominates the furrows deep!
Now to sow the task is set.
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Sunil 08 February 2021
Why did the poet call him august ang strange
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Dr Antony Theodore 02 August 2020
Darkness deepens. Fades the light. Now his gestures to mine eyes Are august; and strange, - his height Seems to touch the starry skies a very fine poem. tony
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Ratnakar Mandlik 02 August 2019
Hats off to the minute observations and empathy with which the sower and his actions are narrated. It has made this poem marvelous.
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Rolando 29 July 2018
Most wonderful in the world
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Sakalabaktula Sairaj 31 October 2017
so nice one sister you can do well
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Susan Williams 27 July 2017
Isn't it wonderful how a poet can bring alive a simple moment that one might see repeated often during his life but make it so rich and powerful that it sticks to your memory like a bur and somehow represents something larger than life- -I have to read more by Toru Dutt
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Seamus O Brian 27 July 2017
a simple and austere moment, perhaps otherwise lost forever, but it struck the heart of a skilled poet and moved his pen. The simple complexity of life and labor; the intimate relationship between man and the earth which nourishes him, shelters him, imparts life to him; the hint of mortality touching immortality as the eyes of a poet lift to the stars. Exquisitely captured and beautifully rendered.
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Rajnish Manga 27 July 2017
A poetic beauty of the highest order. This is indeed a fine tribute to the farmer community. I read her long poem SAVITRI in school more than 50 years ago. Thanks.
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Edward Kofi Louis 27 July 2017
As i see him strife! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Anil Kumar Panda 27 July 2017
Beautiful poetry. Like to read again and again.
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