Bijay Kant Dubey


Most of The Modern Indian English Poets and Poetesses


Most of the Indian English poets and poetesses,
Who had not been actually English,
But the Indians writing in English,
Writing too not,
But translating laboriously,
Putting in straining efforts,
Struggling to say,
Failing miserably,
With the speech defects,
Broken statements,
Were not,
But have become writers
In the scarcity of good writers of poetry,
Natural and spontaneous.

The rhymers, commoners, non-poets and the poetasters,
Stitching and sewing,
Darning and dovetailing
Are calling themselves poets and poetesses,
But least concerned about India and Indianism,
Indian thought, culture and tradition,
Indian philosophy, religion and spirituality,
What it marauds the poor self of the nation,
Vast and big, racial and ethnic,
Rugged, impregnable and mountainous,
Barren, secluded and lonely,
Congested and overpopulated,
The foreign invasions
And the retreat of civilization and culture
And their impact,
The impact of barbaric medievalism and superstition,
Our backwardness, underdevelopment and living below the poverty line.

Most of the Indian English poets and poetesses whom
We see them today
Or are famous
Are the people of the urban space,
The most selfish and self-centred men,
Poetry to them is a private and personal affair,
So much cathartic and purgatory,
So much individualistic,
Personal and private,
Pinning up the tidbits, chit-chats of talks,
Tagging up the broken images
To make a pastiche,
Where the laboured lines of creativity are
But the meaning keeps missing from the text.

Submitted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 24, 2014


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