Cultural Exchange ( Vagarth World Poetry Festival – Bhopal 1989 )

 
When the poets of the world
Met at Bhopal
There was cultural
Exchange
At both ends
As befits a city
That had
Previous experience
Of the same.
The poets listened
To the murder
Of their poems
By several tongues —
The poets saw
The future
Neatly laid out
On the table
While T.V. cameras
Whirred
Catching them
In the creative act
Of tasting chewing
Swallowing digesting
Belching
 
Poetry.
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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).

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