how, much ,

you'll, never, care, for me,

this, i'll not understand?

what it is, your eyes, your face, your words,

your laughter, that builds,

castles, on, my, seas, sand,

wet, with, your, touch, 

 and,but, and


without, even,  your, second glance,

of, all, this, i have lost count.

And, but, but , and,

 in, every, pore, of, me, i let you fish,

our togetherness,

 that i pearl'd,

 in pain

in vain, then again, toss'd, lain,

 and,  but, but, and,

though, i, did not,  at all, set out,

when I began,

to win,  those foolish prizes, the world bestows

called poetry,

in green meadows,

for, one, lost, in , love

The Zong

Gopikrishnan Kottoor's picture

Born (1956), Trivandrum, Kerala, India., Winner, All India Poetry Prizes, Poetry Society, India-British Council Awards (96, 97, 98), and other leading poetry prizes. Poetry published in Ariel (Canada), Orbis (UK), Nth Position (UK), Bluefifth Review (UK), Toronto Review (Canada), The Illustrated Weekly of India, Kavya Bharati (India), Fulcrum (USA), Verse, Seattle, (USA), Indian Literature, Arabesque Review, Plaza (Japan), Chandrabhaga (India), and others. Founder editor, Poetry Chain. Participant, MFA, Texas state University, (2000) Poet in Residence, Augsburg University, Germany (2004). Important works : Poetry : Father, Wake Us In Passing, (German Translation, Wolfgang Heyder) A Buchenwald Diary, Mother Sonata, Victoria Terminus, Poems Selected and New (2010). The Coloured Yolk of Love (2012). Drama: Fire In The Soul The Mask of Death. Novel : A Bridge Over Karma (Novel). Poetry included in The Bloodaxe book of Contemporary Indian Poetry In English, The Golden Jubilee Anthology of Post Independence Indian poetry In English, and Poetry Society, India anthologies.

Last updated May 02, 2015