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August 19, 2019 Monday 01:10:41 PM IST

AMNESIA

Radicals & Visionaries

Thus at this mysterious meeting place
we realize we have misplaced
the art of remembering each other.

We simply sit facing each other
a smile glowing between us
speaking nothing.

I have forgotten the entire way I had flowed
reaching your side,
a river, never remembering the meandering way from where.

Your eyes are new to me—
long dark lashes wet and beautiful!
You have my reflection there in a sprouting teardrop
a distilled drop in a deep blue lagoon...

Shall I, dearest, kiss it softly away?
Though I know not your name...


P. Venugopal

(The writer is a senior journalist. He reminisces a journey with photo journalist Victor George, who died on July 9, 2001, in a landslide while taking photographs.)

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