Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stills by Daipayan Nair

Stills

When I revive you by 
from a past of being torn, 
being plucked with force, being made 
a lover's bouquet without choice

How could I ignore the silent breeze,
its own share of pollens
swaying your mind for a while

Now, there are two roses left:
Which blooms after death 
The other that blooms before it 

To the flower, I can say, 'it's full of beauty'
even when the garden isn't full of it

Your petals around it 
is just your photograph.



Bio:

Born on 1988 in a small town of Silchar, Assam, India. Daipayan Nair is a freelance writer/columnist, poet, fiction writer and essayist. His works have been published in a lot of printed anthologies and online poetry journals like The Poetry Breakfast, The Galway Review, Tuck Magazine, 1947 Literary Journal, Duane's PoeTree Blog etc. He was recently awarded The Reuel International Poetry Prize 2016. His works have been translated in quite a few languages. He has also got a book to his name. His first collection of poems is named 'The Frost' which was released in 2015. His recent publication is a co-authored anthology of poems titled ‘THE VIRTUAL REALITY’ which was released at the end of 2016. Currently he is working on his upcoming project, a detailed poetry book on the new poetry form ‘Tideling' titled ‘Parallelism’ to be published by the end of 2017.


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