Nothing Grows Out of this Dark


Nothing grows
Out of this dark – –
Even words

With meaning
Are still-born or blue – –

When the time comes
We rise to meet
From the mattresses

Of the mind
The agony of streets —
Only the rising golden sun

Moves us
From the circle
Of our distress —

Punishing the dark
Through the clouds.

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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 “Nothing Grows Out of this Dark

  1. pramilakhadun

    your poetry is always endowed with freshness dear Vijay. Its rich inventiveness provides a liberating image of the indomitable spirit and versatility of the poet.

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