Bijay Kant Dubey


T.V.Reddy’s Poetry


In When Grief Rains, the poet in a Jane Austenian way
Takes to human grief, pain and sadness,
A look at the smaller poems of the thinner collection
Shows grief distilling as drops of despair and gloomy sadness,
Short of the Hardyian concept of the bleak hope and harsh winter
As shown in The Darkling Thrush poem,
Man a puppet into the hands of Destiny,
Happiness but an episode in man’s life.

An oldie in verse, taking to the late nineties
In the aftermath of Romanticism and the herald of Victorianism,
His is a poetry of the twilight time,
He likes to derive and draw from
Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson and even Ezekiel,
A poet into the footsteps of Oliver Goldsmith and William Cowper
As far as his love of the country is concerned.

The Balmy Smile, Sweet Scar, The Sparrow, The East,
When Grief Rains, The Dying Wick, Ashes,
The poems from When Grief Rains collection,1982,
Thousand Pillars, Fortune-Teller, Farmer, The Village,
A True Drunkard, Swamiji, Child’s Smile, Cosmic Love,
Existence, The Gipsy Woman, Eclipse,
From The Broken Rhythms,1987.

Women of The Village, The Indian Bride, A Widow,
The Corn Reaper, The Snake-Charmer,
Memories, from The Fleeting Bubbles,1989,
The Toiling Woman, The Tiller, Our Leader, The Village Girl,
A Pair of Sparrows, from Melting Moments,1994,
The Bridal Blossom, The Crow, A Lone Bird, Without You,
Maya, Veil of Death, Waiting, A Pair of Doves,
A Task Uphill, To My Other Half, Haikus, from Pensive Memories,2005.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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