With a folded prayer heard in silence
Your bare soles touch the soul of the soil
Along the leafless path leading to
Another sky, where the unchanging paleness
Of every sunset since the last embrace
Nudges you to remember that this is
An ancient country, wide-hipped and unphotographed
With a young and throbbing language of her own
Lonely and longing to be brought to light.
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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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