Seshendra Sharma
Nagaraajupaadu/Nellore district/AP/India
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My Country - My People: Modern Indian Epic - 10

My Country - My People: Modern Indian Epic
Canto - V1.......
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When somebody shouted: "Dawn has come" all the people

of the village came out to see.

All the children ran into the streets; doors of houses,
doors of windows, doors of taverns, and doors of workshops-
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My Country - My People: Modern Indian Epic - 10
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: revolution ,society
Dearest Seshen!

An epic, a long poem (Which Edgar Allen Poe called a contradiction in terms) . but

who am I to say No to a poem which chooses to assume the strangest of garbs

in one of the finest of minds.

So, so be it. Let me accept your OEUVRE as an epic.

But why why call it modern? it is timeless.

Why call it Indian? It is spaceless.


(Indian poet)

It was not only Tagore and Gandhi who crossed the frontiers of their country

and reached the wider world and achieved universality...... Seshendra's epic poem

'My country My People' is an evidence..... some important critics have compared this epic

poem with T.S.Eliot's WASTELAND and 'L' ASCENSION' by St. John Perse. Personally

I would compare the pain and anguish of the poet with one of Loutremont in his lyric

'Mald Aurore'. The difference is that Seshendra's protest is not made in the void. Seshendra walks

firmly on his soil, one can find in the poet a wild whirlwind which attains incredible oratorial heights,

creating terrific images... whirling within him is the idea of strength of life that is fighting the dark powers

which want to take away its freedom and bread.... at times we observe in the poem

a biblical and Prophetic tone that attracts us.


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