Bijay Kant Dubey

Khushwant Singh: A Portrait Of An Artist

Poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

Khushwant Singh,
The grand old man of letters,
With the beards turned white
Painted brown and reddish
And black
And the long tied atop
As the Punjabis do,
Looking over smart and young,
I mean the Sardarji,
The Punjabi journo,
Politicking and pinching
To regale and entertain,
Using ironies and doublespeak,
Taking a volt face
To say the things of his own,
Setting the things right
When to derail,
A writer falling short of a humorist,
A satirist,
An ironist,
Dealing with the ironies
Of life and the world,
A romantic
Talking about Khyyam and his love of wine,
The young girl standing before,
Love, sex and daru.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Comments about Khushwant Singh: A Portrait Of An Artist by Bijay Kant Dubey

  • Jaishree NairJaishree Nair (8/9/2015 4:19:00 AM)

    A tribute to the great writer. Thanks(Report)Reply

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/30/2015 12:24:00 AM)

    You are very close to the image cultivated by KS and to what he actually was. He would have been 100, had he not left us one year back. Thanks for this lovely poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (3/30/2015 12:22:00 AM)

    The great writer and humanist was he and the poem I likes very much.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 29, 2015