Jayakrish Nair

 

 

(India)

 

 

MOBY DICK

 

A shipwreck  in the timescape

black vendetta

on the dark waves

somewhere

a necromancer chants

harpoons

pierce

deep

into the

white skin

the mob

disperses

in the

rapid blue.

 

 

Copyright: V.Jayakrishnan/ from the collection TOTAL TATTOO.

 

 

 

PLATO

 

The last poet

banished  from the

Republic

was  Plato

because

he started writing poetry

when

he could

no longer

hear poets

and  philosophy  was getting

extremely dull.

 

 

 

ZEN

 

The Buddha

d

e

s

c

e

n

d

s

to the last of the steps

monsters prey

on the

spaces of our

sleep.

 

 

Copyright: V. Jayakrishnan/ from the collection TOTAL TATTOO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Short BIO

 

Born 1961, educated  at the  University  of Calicut, Kerala, India. Holds BA and MA  in English Language  and  Literature and MPhil in Modern English Studies. Has been teaching at the  post-graduate level for the past 28 years and is presently  a  professor of English at NSS College, Ottapalam, Kerala, India.  A known poet in Malayalam, a prominent  Southern Indian language, in which he has published two collections of poetry.  His first collection of poems in English is TOTAL TATTOO/2011( TAO BOOKS,INDIA). He’s a writer and broadcaster.

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