The Traveller

After having travelled many lives at sea
Speaking in strange voices
I come to you in silence – –
My words stranded on the shore
Of a parched tongue
Wary of loud and lying adjectives
Believing that we still share
A past that has not passed
Even after the perfect storm
And that neither you nor I
Need to pretend or fish for compliments:
Our ship has not yet sailed
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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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