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Punched Out Rhymes

Punched Out Rhymes
Punched Out Rhymes
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This is the season for new books, yet in all the different kinds of volumes being released, there is one type that’s missing: poetry. Why is that? Scholarly research has provided the answer; in order to have a book launch, you first need a book and which poet gets published nowadays? A non-poet, that’s who. The biggest impediment to having poetry published is to have a cent per cent certified poet of really good pedigree. But if you aren’t one, hey presto, publishers line up at your door. Dr Abdul Kalam is the most famous example. These thoughts came to me at the launch of Kapil Sibal’s I Witness, which he appropriately terms "partial observations" and whose distinctive feature is that the observations are in rhyme. 

"Inflation is
much in the news,
fodder for many
differing views.
Inflationary products,
when in use,
have attributes
somewhat obtuse...."

The function was held not at a book store but...

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