Monday, October 01, 2007

A Line in a Poem...

This comes from online friend Daya Dissanayake from Sri Lanka, and is a quote from Asgar Hussein who won The State Literary Award for his poetry collection "The Termite Castle."

'English poetry in Sri Lanka needs a new vigour. One problem with our poetry is that we must move away from domestic matters and beautiful scenery and be more broad in our perspective. A line in a poem should explain a thesis but a thesis should not be needed to explain that line'.

Guess, it applies equally for Indian poetry.

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