Lord, A Prayer

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-IN"> Lord, I
wish I had hands

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ten fingers.

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-IN"> I could
then hold you

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-IN"> I could
count all that money

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-IN"> How I
could catch the throat

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worst enemy and best friend-

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-IN"> that
would be so much easier

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-language:EN-IN"> And I
could be forever

in the
Guinness  Book

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I only had

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EN-IN"> What More joy


What more joy

than writing poems

about you?

Red wine that flows

down the Samaritan's throat

can't be sweeter.

 Bread loaves

turn to memory of your touch

 what more joy

than writing poems

 about you

 just as bitter

just as mist

 as my breath


in mid air

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 : www.gopikottoor.blogspot.com. Email : gopikottoor@gmail.com. Reference in Wikipedia : Gopi Kottoor.

Last updated May 25, 2012