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Nar Deo Sharma (born-1944 ) is a poet, critic, translator & Teacher
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2/415 Kala Kuan Housing Board, Alwar (Rajasthan.) 301001 India
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Poems Nar Deo Sharma (Rajasthan)


As wounds, bruises are
Swathed in white relief 
So in the Gandhian Coffin
He covers his national nuisance
of corruption, bribed defection.

The X-rayed poverty of the nation
Parded by skeletal, naked children
Who pick their tattered rights
From the Garbage of democary,
He sees but flouts poor pains
By spatchcocking sophistry
Into his political ravings :
“How you can be hungry ?
Hungry people can’t procreate;
But you’ve populated the nation
With weighty woories.”

He can materialize 
The National dream
Of the Olympic gold
If he is allowed
To run the marathon race
Of corruption, bribed defection.



Daily you deplore that
As women flavour their talks
With lies so they cannot mix
Water in my adulterated milk.
Honesty, morality nationality
Are textual truth, sir.
In modern behavioural trends
Honesty is archaic,
Nationality is slang,
Morality is obsolete.
Our nation is in want
Of Higher moral channels :
Corruption has become
Our national character,
Adulteration our religion.
In the fire of hate ignited by
The caste-preferential politics
The poor scum is roasted ;
Gandhi’s icon is smeared  
With nation’s blood of violence.
Gods too have corrupt leaning :
Women brimmed with faith
Enter temples dargahs
To conceive blessing, but
From there they return
Ravaged by the immorality
Of god’s  sacred agents.
From moral sense
People abstain as they live
The selfish animal in them.



For inhibitions
There’s no room in law.
Stripping her shame
Between sobs and  tears
She pours out her tragedy
To the hoary bench that
Drinks in the poignant account
Of her rape.
Into her diaphanous disgrace  
Law does not look
To ease her gossamer grief :
But it makes allowances
For the hired arguments
Which pick holes in her lonely,
Helpless endeavours she made
To escape her distress.
Your relations, riches, peace
All have gone to ashes
In the fire of bloody feud.
For the redress of your pains
How long will you cling to law
Which is so myopic, flimsy
That it attaches credence
To such crowd of evidences
who by their false oath
First murder the gods Packed in the bundle
Of body books
Then defeat the lonely truth,



Gandhi is black
In the hands of  his followers.
The caste-ridden, corrupt guild
Of  politics of a nation
Smears Gandhi’s grave
With the slime of violence.

To realize their Gandhism
In essence the Gandhian people
Will never take rest
Until every citizen of India
(Save the followers of Gandhi)
Like Gandhi is left with
A lathi and a loin-cloth.


Stylistic Analysis of A Deviant Poem

Without a title, a poem may be ambiguous; but a title limits the dimensions of interpretation.

Child with his lollypop
            In that orphanage

            Tasting his mother’s kiss

The poet permeates through child psychology which remained untouched so far. The poet  feels with the orphan child in his grief. It is suggested in the poem that the orphan child gets a lollypop in place of affections.
Exercising lexical parallelism and juxtaposition effectively, the poet defines the want of affections in the orphanage. The powerful elements of syntactical identity and situational contrast are nicely foregrounded in the poem as follows :

    The nominal phrase ‘child with his lollypop’ is derived from the underlying sentence like this :
     In the elliptical, semi-sentence ‘tasting his mother’s kiss’, the presupposed situation is in this way :

So there is a syntactical identity in the two sentences mentioned above.
The situational contrast is like this :

    Lollypop : mother’s kiss
The linguistic foregrounding makes it clear that whatever the child does not need, he gets it (a lollypop); but whatever the child wants, he does not get (affections). This emotive situation is clarified as follows :
    child with his lollypop = child +lollypop.
(ii)   Tasting his mother’s kiss = child –affections.
It is implied in the poem that by licking a lollypop, the orphan child makes up the want of motherly love.
In reference to the poem, the gustatory word ‘taste’ reflects several referential meanings, for instance :

taste (n) :  

(i)               a sense by which a flavour is known; the child has the sense of taste.
(ii)              the quality of flavour of substance; the child licks a lollypop which does not contain the flavour of an affectionate kiss.

             liking or preference for;
The child prefers a mother’s kiss to a lollypop, but he lacks it in the orhange.

taste (v) :

(i)             it is not used in the progressive tenses;
                But the progressive form of the verb ‘testing’ adds a sense of continuity to the child’s deprivation of affections.
(ii)            be aware of the taste of something; the orphan child is not aware of the taste of a mother’s kiss in that he has been deprived of it since his birth.
(iii)           to experience;
        The child cannot test or experience the taste of a motherly kiss by licking a lollypop in the orphanage. 

The poet prefers the word ‘tasting’ to the usual word ‘licking’ in that the diverse connotations of delicate emotions lie in the single word ‘taste’

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