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I Was the Wind Last Night: New and Collected Poems


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AuthorRuskin Bond
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2017
PublisherSpeaking Tiger
BindingHardback PLC
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There is nothing to keep me here,
Only these mountains of silence
And the gentle reserve of shepherds and woodmen
Who know me as one who
Walks among trees.’

One of India’s finest and most popular writers, Ruskin Bond is loved as much for the lyricism of his verses as for his classic stories. Tender and unsparing, understated but powerful, his poems reveal a deep connection with nature and appreciation for a surprising range of human emotions. This definitive collection of his poems, written over a lifetime, brings together themes as diverse as love, nostalgia, humour, family and friends, solitude and, of course, the joys to be found in spending time with nature. A timeless classic to enjoy or share, I Was the Wind Last Night: New and Collected Poems is a treasured addition to every poetry lover’s bookshelf.

About the author
Ruskin Bond has written novels, memoirs, short story collections and books of essays and poetry. His recent books include Lone Fox Dancing: My Autobiography, A Book of Simple Living: Brief Notes from the HIlls, Friends in Wild Places: Birds, Beasts and Other Companions, A Little Book of Happiness, A Little Book of Serenity and A Little Book of Love and Companionship, as well as the popular classics Room on the Roof (winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize), A Flight of Pigeons, The Blue Umbrella, Time Stops at Shamli, Night Train at Deoli, Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra (winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award) and Rain in the Mountains. He has co-edited Himalaya: Adventures, Meditations, Life (with Namita Gokhale) and Prankenstein: The Book of Crazy Mischief (with Jerry Pinto). He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1999 and the Padma Bhushan in 2014.

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