Summer Rain

All through that summer
We were lost

For words
Waiting for the rain

To loosen
Our tongues – –

We did not believe
In playing

Blind man’s buff
With love

Or wish to fabricate
A romance

To shape
Folktales for the future —

We were lost
In the priceless

Fragrance
Of wet earth

Unfurling hope
Through the torrents of sweat.

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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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