Bijay Kant Dubey

What Is Poetry? , Then And Now - Poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

Poetry is as per the old dictum
Rhythm and lyricaity,
Musical thought and expression,
One which can be sung
To the tune of the lyre
Or recited emotionally.

Hence, we used to read the texts
Scriptural and classical,
The Ramayana and the Mahabharata,
The Vedas,
Narrative poetry,
Religious poetry.

When the people failed to write
So easily,
When the three R’s had been the prerogative
Of a few,
The writing materials were not

Now-a-days discerning shame
The introverts too are writing,
Putting to words
Their thoughts, ideas and views,
The hidden talents coming to light
Stealing the lights from
The poets as bards and reciters.

Poetry is poetry,
Poetry's sake,
Of the poets, by the poets, for the poets,
A poet for poetry
And vice versa,
A little learning is needed for recitation,
But scholarship for good poems.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 19, 2015

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