”96”(The Film)

Everything becomes eternal this night–
The hiss we heard when words were trapped between the teeth
Disappears in the warmth of awakened delight

As we walk through corridors,and someone sings,
Trying to deny ourselves the touch we crave
Or sit in a room,exchanging memories,but not rings–

We know there is a space within the heart
Filled with one face even in the darkest times
Where shadows don’t leave us to ourselves or live apart–

When what was lost,is found,and lost again
We learn that young love never lies or dies
As we get drenched in the midnight rain–

Arrivals and departures map your flight
And the final parting is more painful than the first:
If only we could see beyond our sight…

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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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