Bijay Kant Dubey


Is The Poet A Mad Man?


Is the poet a mad man
And poetry his madness,
The mad, mad people
Mad after
Maddening the whole world?

Lo, what do I see,
Hamlet's smaller brother Indian Paglet too a poet,
Writing verses on the sands
And on the walls with a charcoal!

The mad, mad people
Madly after
Maddening the whole world.

Oh, a world peopled by Hamlets and Paglets,
English Hamlets and Indian Madlets!

Submitted: Friday, October 25, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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