When words come back to haunt us still
Words we uttered and the words we didn’t
With all our dreams hung out to dry
Only our firm belief in ourselves
And the articulate resonance
Of the universe in which we live
Helps us help those who cannot help us
Gives us what we cannot freely give:
Blessed with the testament of grace
In the shadow of the struggle
Between the single-mindedness of sin
And the sharp-edged voice deep within.

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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).

14 thoughts on “Resonance

  1. Maya Dev

    Exquisite poem sir 🙂 , loved the way you penned up the inexplicable feelings of what sometimes resonates between said and unsaid words to bring up memories,dreams and further to put us into the lane of retrospection and thereby sometimes introspection.

  2. Sarala Ramkamal

    this poem stands high with a good loud call.. only internal harmony help us to be harmonious with everything around us.. beautiful one 🙂

  3. Kumaara Sukeja

    The churning in the thinking human mind is courageously reflected and the Eternal Conflict–aroused inside by the Social Conscience between Righteousness and a Compulsively Wayward nature–leading to catharsis, pithily portrayed .


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