On Love

We hear
The seagulls’ breathless cries above the shore–
 
We inhale
The giddy scent of the sacred sea–
 
Face to face
We feel the grace of this unexpected embrace–
 
And then at night
When our shadows fall asleep
 
And eyes are lost
In eyes before they are found
 
We unknot
Old promises,within and without–
 
We forget
The several tongues we know but one–
 
Our voices
Sounding strange even to our ears:
 
We cease
To look for sense in sentences.
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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).

6 thoughts on “On Love

  1. Parneet Jaggi

    Very true. The poem is an excellent treatise on self growth from an intellectual to a spiritual existence.

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