Thursday 5 June 2014

Footfalls of Silence

A duet poem is a joy to write when the poets are in tune with each other. Footfalls of Silence is a poem written with Nirmala Sasi Varier for Synthesis, an anthology of duet poems, published by Poiesis Online (Gopakumar Radhakrishnan).

Footfalls of Silence

I tread carefully
lest I trample on the
leaves of your memory,
the murmurs of your presence
still whispering in my ears,
the silence of your absence
resounding in my heart,
your voice in my memory
fading away in timbre,
your call still tugging at my soul.

Lingering with the flies
of fleeting reminiscences
I stall my lonely steps
for your long-awaited footfalls
to catch up with mine,
I pause at every turn
of an unspoken thought
hoping you will intercept
to meet me at this bend or the next
on this road to infinity.

© Nirmala Sasi Varier/Sujatha Warrier 2013

(Included in Synthesis, an anthology of duet poems.)