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To The Welsh Critic Who Doesn'T Find Me Identifiably Indian

Rating: 5.0

You believe you know me,
wide-eyed Eng Lit type
from a sun-scalded colony,
reading my Keats – or is it yours –
while my country detonates
on your television screen.

You imagine you’ve cracked
my deepest fantasy –
oh, to be in an Edwardian vicarage,

living out my dharma
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Cow-dung and turmeric and godhuli. Wonderful lines.

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Gareth Westacott 29 August 2015

I'd be interested to know who this 'Welsh' critic was. I myself am Welsh, and I can say that there are plenty of (so-called) Welsh people who are not 'identifiably' Welsh.

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Lokendra Singh 23 April 2015

I just loved this poem

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Richard Beevor 04 July 2014

I love your anger and wit, so good to see the critic taken down in a hail of your blazing guns, thank you for this great work.

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