Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan
Autobiography of an Award Winning Poet
I wanted a medal, and so I went
to the awarding committee vice president
and showed him all my poems and asked:
'Would you consider me for an award? '
'Your poems are all so simple and straight -
with no sign of style or high intellect;
even a schoolboy can plain understand them -
how can we award you for your poem? '
So I returned next day with a bunch of new
poems steeped in philosophy of high brow:
'Ah! they look now much better', he said,
'But which Party do you follow - Right or Left? '
I frankly said I belonged to neither,
whereupon he said, ... more »
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- Give Me That Promotion, Sir!
- A Woman's Scent
- I, She and the Sea
- Wind in the Afternoon
- At the Bus Stop
- It Can Happen to You Anywhere...
- A Prayer to God
- Picture Perfect
- Bitty Mohanty's Denial
- Hour of Coming
- Haiku on Soul
- Now is the Time
- Two Women
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