Sometimes you come to me

Sometimes you come to me

Like the wind through the woods last night:

Your memory, warm and apple-flavoured

Like your once familiar breath – –

And as always,

Wearing someone else’s sorrow

On your damp sleeve – –

Whispering in a strange language

That needs no translation

Or subtitles – –

Sometimes you can come to me

Like the fragrance of pine trees

In the silence of winter photographs – –

I think of you

And, therefore, you are.

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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).

10 thoughts on “Sometimes you come to me

  1. suzette portes san jose

    the mind can always make ways to portray the hearts longings…the thoughts and visions that may transforms with all that you see and touch…just to fulfill the feeling of being there … nicely expressed

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  2. Suma K Gopal

    The poem is very sensory, with smell, touch, sound, etc. brilliantly interlaced….
    Loved the ending…” I think of you… And, therefore, you are.”
    The ending almost sounds like the ‘observer effect’ in quantum physics according to which an act of observation may affect the properties of what is observed…! Here it is the poet’s thought that ‘creates the person’!

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