I haven't read many poems ,
I was interested in poetry during my 12th grade exam.
After the worst physics exam in 12th grade i felt soooo sad, i cried and didn't know what should I do. To overcome that sadness i started reading poems.
The first poem i've read, for my own interest not for bangla exams, was "Kobi" by, ofcourse, Rabindranath Tagore,
i was so moved by the poem that time, i really can't express that feelings to u with my limited word stock in english though :P
Exams ar really turning points of my life, i guess. because every hobby of mine begins from any of exam. i began to watch movies during 2-2's exam , started buying trees from 2-1's exam ,started buying bangles from 1-2's exam .....
Ok then, actually i wanted to share an amazing poem with u .i've heard it in the movie "The man without a face " & then collect the full version from net.
Here is it -
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up, the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, nor even eagle flew.
And while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space...
...put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
- High Flight
by John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
here is sth abt the poet which ,i think, not less amazing ...
John Gillespie Magee, Jr. Pilot Officer Magee joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in October 1940, at age 18. He went to England to fly Spitfires. After qualifying, he was piloting one on a test flight into the stratosphere at 30,000 feet when he got the inspiration for "High Flight." Magee was killed in action during a dogfight December 11, 1941, at age 19.