Alzheimier's Smile

Alzheimier's Smile


after long years,

I took
the river.

hyacinths were  pale blue girls

for the day to return, as the sunshine

them by, braiding love upon the wet weeds.

waited a long while by the wharf

as the
tears got fat

guppies releasing their colored babes

the water,

on yesterday, yesterday.

then as the dusk grew old like grandpa

I put
on my  left over face, and walked

the old
paths of home, as

smallest boat waded past, silent, all lit,

size of a  passing Alzheimer smile.

The Zong

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Gopikrishnan Kottoor has won numerous awards for his poetry, including leading prizes in the prestigious Poetry Society (India)- British Council All India Poetry competitions. His poems have been published both in National and international poetry journals, and in Special issues on contemporary Indian Poetry in English. His selected poems from nine books appear in the collection ' Victoria Terminus'. His impressions on the concentration camp, Buchenwald, Weimar (East Germany) are cited as prayer in the reflective book by Barbara Franklin, of the ' Adorers of Christ, USA'. Kottoor's eleventh book of poems ' Vrindavan', a Radha- Krishna poetry cycle with 214 poems has won rare encomiums both in India and abroad. Kottoor has read and worked as invited poet in Europe and the USA.His book of poems ' Father, Wake Us in Passing' translated into German, (Wolfgang Heyder) appeared as a Laufscrift book choice (Martin Langanke). His oeuvre includes Novels (A Bridge Over Karma, Presumed Guilty), Plays ( The Mask of Death, Fire In The Soul), Verse translations (Puntanam, Kukoka), Editing ( Poetry Chain, A New Book of Indian Poems in English) Writing for children, (Wander) Lyrics, Scripts, Stories, Life style ( The Twelve Petals of Enlightenment) and literary reviews ( The Hindu Literary Supplement, Deccan Herald). His forthcoming books are Hill House (Novel), A December Night's Train (Script and poems), A Woman In Flames (Play) . Blog : Email : Reference in Wikipedia : Gopi Kottoor.

Last updated May 25, 2012