It is that which grows
at the back of eyes
as they sweep the
cobwebbed corners
of the barred window.

It is the sunlight that
creeps in through the broken glass
to taunt the dust motes
rising up.

It is the hollow of
the almond kernel
by the roadside.

It is the space
in the twist of
rope wrung to
tighten the knot.

It is the never ending
beat of the waves
on the shore.

It is the newspaper sheet
blown by the wind caught
in the spokes of the bicycle
trundling down the empty street.

It is the fragrance
of the lost ilanji flowers
in the envelope.

Emptiness is.

Vineetha Mekkoth
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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

12 thoughts on “Emptiness

  1. shamsher

    Emptiness is an attempt to unveil some deeper philosophies ,left to readers to explore in their own way and suffixed with beautiful portrayal of images . A brilliant execution by the author.


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