"Progressive" mind accompanies the art Of writing poetry at present time. Great intellectuals from forms depart, And love free verse that spurns meter and rhyme. If poems be composed in such a way That lines consecutive are relevant, They may attract the readers’ snort today Though they convey what they have truly meant. “Why should not poetry resemble prose”– Their argument they draw from godlike Marx. All genres "equal"! Each strand of his beard flows Like hanging rope to strangle classic arts. “Art for art’s sake”? When politics is twined With literature, its basic worth’s denied. Sarban Bhattacharya is a 22-year-old poet and classicist currently pursuing a master’s degree in English literature.