You outgrew the leaves
Of the album, and the lyrics
Of childhood songs – –

Now, you speak
With the clarity
Of black and white photographs – –

Hand on hip, your pin-up poster look
Remains unchanged, your lovely face
Beyond the touch of Photoshop – –

Time stands still at the blue
Or golden hour
Weary but waiting

To serve your portfolio
And your will – –
Tongues are silent

When the lens speaks:
Even candid or close-up shots
Cannot frame your hidden thoughts.

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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).

4 thoughts on “Images

  1. Amita Paul

    An engaging set of linked vignettes apostrophising an admired personality through photographic images observed over time as representations of an evolving persona.

  2. Suma K Gopal

    Lovely ending! Hidden thoughts, through the voice of the lens, as imagined by the viewer, got to be sweeter, as the Keats said, looking at the Grecian Urn!


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