Friday, July 4, 2008

Duty of Society towards Poetry

There is an entire Himalaya of public discussion on social duties of a poet, but hardly any discussion on the duty of society towards poetry and the poet. In nearly thirty six years of my life these are things I have realized as a poet regarding the `relation between poetry and society' issue:
I) Poetry is subject of ridicule and mockery. No one takes poetry seriously as it doesn't have any economic value or utility value. Almost everyone, including the poets, laugh at the derision they face.
II) Which proves that the whole issue of `social duty/responsibility' of a poet' is damn bloody shit

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