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Friend’s letter

[ Poetry serial – Malartamil poems – in the Citizen Column on  Fridays and Mondays]

Friend’s letter

Quite unexpected
Your letter comes
Like the first monsoon rain

Your memories rise
A fragrance out of
Dry earth

Your handwriting
In the envelope’s address
Each letter
A teardrop

Imprisoned in the
Present time
Longing for a
Secret confidence
My eyes drink
All your words

The sunken ways
Leading to the fort of the Past
The long lines

A virtual reality of
The happiest moments
End with your
Signature at bottom

Please write again
Drag me to dead years

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This poem translated from original Tamil poem published in Singai Express. Also visualised and telecast in Singapore Television in the year 2000

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( From the poetry collection to be published, Poem No 23 Category “Internal”)

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Previous poems

EXTERNAL

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INTERNAL

/2012/01/27/home-town.html

/2012/02/03/my-neighbour-from-eight-to-twelve.html

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