Subramania Bharati (1882–1921) is a great Tamil poet, famous for his patriotism in the pre-Independence era.
A.K. Ramanujan is a Kannada and English poet, well known for his translation of classical and modern poetry.
The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.