Kanchipuram

Some have travelled miles to see
You, wrapped in nine yards of pure
Unstitched poetry – –

Bear witness to the sun
Pay homage to the shrines you wear – –
And touch the skin of silken legends

To hear the swish of your thoughts
As you walk through history – –
The fabric of our lives

Hand-woven, with the thread,
Dyed and dried,
Of others’ heartbroken narratives

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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).

5 thoughts on “Kanchipuram

  1. Santosh

    Some have travelled miles to see
    You, wrapped in nine yards of pure
    Unstitched poetry –Such eloquently impactful words.

    Reply
  2. Suma K Gopal

    The setting and the poet’s thoughts dressed up in subtle words, unravels and becomes apparent, revealing deeper meaning of human experiences, just like the silk fabric fails to conceal the slender contours of a beautiful lady!

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