Monday, 30 April 2012

Rani Lakshmi Bai

This in response to NaPoWriMo's prompt number 29 to write a clerihew or a double dactyl. Apparently clerihews are biographical poems with 4 lines using the AABB rhyming schemes. Rani Lakshmi Bai, the queen of Jhansi was one of the last bastions of the first war of Indian independence against the British. For more on the Rani of Jhansi click here. For Subhadra Kumari Chauhan's wonderfully rhythmic poetry about Jhansi ki Rani in Hindi, click here.

Rani Lakshmi Bai, Queen of Jhansi
Fought Hugh Rose at three and twenty
Riding with women trained for the attack
Slain, alas, by a dagger to her back!

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