The Edge of Tomorrow

Walking through the mist
Of unmasked memories,
Distances disappear when I hear

The catch in your voice – –
And though my eyes are worn-out,
Staring at the screen,

I wash my hands and wait. I have a crush
On your poetry, and in the way
You rescue words from slaughter

And have mercy on our souls
During this quarantine recitation
From two cylinder-hungry towns – –

Your tired smile brightens my night
With your spectacles perched over
The edge of tomorrow.

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About VijayNair

I retired as Associate Professor, Department of English, Government Victoria College Palakkad, Kerala. I taught English Language and Literature in various colleges for 31 years. My Ph.D. thesis was on the plays of Wole Soyinka. My collections of verse include "The City and the Hermitage" (1988), "Doors Swing Open" (2008), "Eyes" (2010) and "Whispers of Light in Darkness" (2013). My poems have also appeared in the International Anthologies "I am a Poet" (2013), "With Love" (2013), "Synthesis" (2014) "Poetic Symphonies" (2015) and "Heavenly Hymns" (2015).

16 thoughts on “The Edge of Tomorrow

  1. Madhumathy

    Theme is unique and the telling so very tantalising ..Words flow effortlessly so as to leave one mesmerized on the edge .

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  2. Parneet Jaggi

    Beautifully romantic as well as realistic at the same time. Could not very well understand the intent of the double dash though.

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  3. Sangeeta Gupta

    I wash my hands and wait. I have a crush
    On your poetry, and in the way
    You rescue words from slaughter…….. beautiful narrative. A tale of our times, where poetry keeps us going.

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