A tribute to Eluard and Beckett

Hello sadness

Good day to you

You are not caused by anyone outside

In this matter I have been a paltry God

I make you appear in the eyes of the ones I love

As a poet I praise you, falsely

You come from inside me as talons of love

And leave scratches on the bodies of the ones I love

They are more than scarcely disfigured now

I could say they too created sorrow for me, or for themselves, but won’t

Now we drown in the unbridged planets of grief

But sadness, I only wanted to stop hurting others and bid you what you so richly deserve

Farewell, to then stay with my lovers

But you do not listen

You only say Hi.

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Dr A.V. Koshy is presently working as Assistant Professor in Dept. of English, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Jazan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has authored or co-authored seven or eight books of poetry, theory and criticism. He is an editor and anthologist. He is also a distinguished teacher of the English language and literature and a critic, with a Ph.D in modern poetry, specifically Samuel Beckett's poems in English. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry in 2012 and his book Art of Poetry was selected as Best Reads 2012 by Butterfly and the Bee. He has been editor's pick on Camel Saloon thrice and poet of the month thrice in Destiny Poets UK besides often having his poems appear in the highly selected category. Has other international awards, diplomas and certificates to his credit too.

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