The Voyage

When we sail beyond the arms
Of a wayward storm and the rain
Lurching like a drunkard

We cannot turn back : the future lies
Like an unknown coastline of desires
And the past is but a soulful echo

Whispering our absence : We see
The people on the other shore
Celebrate our senses . All looks well

But then there is Truth standing there :
Impoverished
Veiled witness at the Carnival…

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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).

8 thoughts on “The Voyage

  1. Kamlesh Acharya

    Wow! what an explosive, powerful imagery, covering the whole universe in just a few words. Honoured to have read this.

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