The fragrance of your sweat
The bliss of rain’s first sin
The perfumed magic
Of Earth’s soaked skin

The beautiful landscape
Of bird cries
The black fresh olives
Of your eyes

The pungent breath
Of dark red wine
Of rain-blessed love
In a world divine

The shadow play
Of nights and days
And the alluring warmth
Of your wet embrace.

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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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