Another Homecoming

Your homecoming reminds you of questions
She raised at every milestone
Which kept her writing and waiting – –

Licking fingertips before turning the pages
Of her gifted diary, and reading
Between the sculpted lines, you discover

That on every tenth page, your name appears
Like a friendly, familiar ghost
While, humming, she paints you with fine strokes

In black and white, and sombre gray:
You see yourself as she once saw you
And you stare

At some stranger’s silent silhouette,
Listening to the music of her anklets
On a distant windy shore

Photographed blowing wet kisses thirty years ago.

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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).

10 thoughts on “Another Homecoming

  1. Sid

    lovey poem depicting the essence of togetherness once enjoyed by the narrator and his love. There is ‘gifted diary’s sculpted lines” equivocating her music of anklets on a distant shore. love it dear poet.

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