Ruskin Bond’s Book Of Verse
This leaf; so complete in itself;
Is only part of a tree.
And this tree; so complete in itself;
Is only part of the mountain.
And the mountain runs down to the sea.
And the sea; so complete in itself;
Rests like a raindrop
On the hand of God.
Ruskin Bond's Book of Verse brings together the poetry of one of India's best-loved writers. This charming collector's edition is a treasury of poems on love and nature; travel; humour and childhood; and will be a lasting source of delight to readers.
Born in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) in 1934, Ruskin Bond grew up in Jamnagar (Gujarat), Dehradun, New Delhi and Simla. His first novel, The Room on the Roof, written when he was seventeen, received the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize in 1957. Since then he has written over 500 short stories, essays and novellas (including Vagrants in the Valley and A Flight of Pigeons) and more than forty books for children. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for English writing in India in 1993, the Padma Shri in 1999, and the Delhi government's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
He lives in Landour, Mussoorie, with his extended family.