Bijay Kant Dubey

Indian English Poetry & The Sense of Modernity

They were not modern,
But we made them modern
As per the English and American poets
Of the modern age,
Marking their trends, types and tenors
Otherwise had not been,
Nor the poetry written by them
Had been English.

It had not been Indian English poetry
But Indian poetry written in English,
The practitioners practising,
Imitating and parodying,
Copying and writing derivatively,
Imitatively and copiously.
Had there been a speaker of it,
We would have named it so
But we are calling it today
In the changed times.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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