Let this poem write itself tonight

Let this poem write itself tonight
As I gaze at you sleeping on my bed–
Watch it grow through simple images

Undisturbed by dubious similes
And mixed metaphors, trying to capture
The silent loveliness I see.

Let the landscape not be crowded
With the usual cliches
As I stretch and touch your hair.

Let it not blow hot, blow cold like all of us
As you turn and hug a pillow to your breasts–
The poem is written. I hold my breath.

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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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