Wedded Silence


One thing about death
Is certain: it is a time
To share

At someone else’s funeral
The unwavering stare of grief
At another’s annual absence

And the tired curse
Of sudden fickle distances
Travelled by the heart’s

”Dearly beloved”
Who have assembled there
In the witnessing drizzle

To be one with
The living and the dead
And an earth-splattered

Wedded silence.

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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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