Jayakrishnan Nair

 

 

(India)

 

 

 
RASPUTIN

 

The politics

that

drips

down

after the

ultimate ejaculation

the rod of power

in ever-readiness

burning

royal justice

the sword

that revels in

blood

the catastrophe

that arrives in the form of

an arrow,

a pointed dagger

or a phial of venom

valediction

of

conspiracies.

 

 

– From the forthcoming collection of poems Dans Macabre.

 

 

 

PAPPARAZI

 

The vampire nails

and

red-tinged tongue

licking the

last drop of blood

off

the

reticent

subject

vulture presences

a zoom-flash

on the neck

that is

sucked fast

into the

quicksand.

 

 

– From TOTAL TATTOO: Tao/Avant Garde:2011

 

 

 

FEAR

 

Small

small

cats

are afraid of

big big rats

they gnaw

at their tail

in nightmares

bites of the lip hair

penetrates

sharp teeth

into the flesh

and

finally

ties a bell

on the neck.

 

 

– From the forthcoming collection of poems DANS MACABRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 30 years and is presently professor and Head of the Department 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 is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker.

 

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