Cyrano de Bergerac


You, great swordsman of eloquence
A man of wit and poetry,
Are discovered in the darkness
When you read Christian’s letter emotionally
But when Roxanne comes to sense
The truth behind the invisible voice
You refuse to tarnish the memory
Of your good friend, a man
Of no great consequence.

Ah, to write all this
All through the seasons for another’s will
Addressed to the one you truly love
Honoring your friend with magical
Throwaway lines of romantic bliss
That most women yearn to hear
And other men would kill
For, what greater friendship
Is there than this?

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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).

2 thoughts on “Cyrano de Bergerac

  1. louiskasatkin

    A sympathetic poetic exposition of the moral quandary with which Edmond Rostand’s eponymous hero was burdened with.


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