Sunday, February 11, 2007

Find the right poems

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Find the right poems

"If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... " Thus, begins a poem titled If by Rudyard Kipling, included in a collection titled A Poem for CRY, from Penguin (www.penguinbooksindia.com) .

"If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too... If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools... If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch... " continues Kipling. "It is a poem that I was given in my childhood and it was a huge inspiration. It carries a beautiful message on life," says Rahul Dravid, about If. Apt for cricket teams, you'd agree.

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