Zorba speaks


A sense of endless wonder
At the breathing universe
Where desires never die but grow – –
Worshiping wine and offering
Warm rough palms that women love and curse

Living life on the slippery edge
Of an adrenaline-charged today
Let not the muddled mind leave
Footprints on the restless heart
Of tomorrow or yesterday.

Time is vicious thief, my friend
And “What is life but to dance?”
To the holy strains of the santuri
To celebrate the eternal madness
Of Life’s whirlwind romance.

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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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