(A poem written after studying Anoosha Gopinath’s Sloth paintings.)

Ennui is white and thick in streaks

And turns into light blue and spreads like a stain

So slowly you hardly bleed

Exempt so slow, it’s not even drops

Only the squeezed out tube at the end

Suggests something might just be wrong

Between the spread of white to blue

And amongst the etchings’ overlap.



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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.

4 thoughts on “Ennui

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Intruiging and arresting were my first reactions to this finely wrought,beautifully constructed poem. I have it on good authority,that one work of art that is inspired by another,such as this a poem about certain paintings ,is, ekphrasic. Another fine example of the ” ekphrasic” can be viewed in our site author archives, ” The walls cry out ” by Keith Wallis.

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