poet Bijay Kant Dubey

Bijay Kant Dubey

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Adil Jussawalla The Poet

Adil Jussawalla is a poet of Bombay
Writing of the Bombayan inner scpaes
Depicting and describing
As per the models of the Eliotesque hollow men
And the sterile and arid waste land,
Audensesque and Spenderian.

A poet of Bombay, he is outlandish
As well as islandish,
Telling of England and Bombay often,
His life and times in England,
His life and times passing in India.

A modern hollow man seems to be the poetic persona,
the protagonist and the mouthpiece of his,
A modern city man,
That too of the metropolitan town, the megacity
Of the bristling commercial hub
The crux of his poetry.

A poet Bombayan, he is of Bombay
And his mind can nowhere
Barring it,
A Parsi he has the tales of his own
To tell,
Drawing from Parsi ethos and heritage.

A Parsi, he writes the poetry of the no-man,
The hollow men,
The missing man,
The poet goes missing
Resurfacing after a gap a break of so long years,
The absentee poet.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 21, 2014
Poem Edited: Monday, December 22, 2014

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