August 14-20, 2006: Christian Ward and N.G. Unnikrishnan

 

week of August 14-20, 2006

Christian Ward and N.G Unnikrishnan

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Christian Ward

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Christian Ward is a London, UK based poet whose poetry has appeared in journals such as SOFTBLOW, Subtle Tea and Mannequin Envy When nost studying towards a degree in English & Creative Writing, he enjoys writing, reading and films

The following work is Copyright © 2006, and owned by Christian Ward and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Watching the rain fall over Bond Street

Spitting rain forms frogs eyes
as it careens down the thick
glass soles, eventually falling
into tic-tac-toe grids, ending

with a perfectly timed plop!
Girls wearing pollen coloured
tops try to avoid reinforcements,
legs skating across mustard

paving slabs as they start to
grab Some slip, others do not I have seen this re-enacted a
thousand times.

Nature always wins Period.


Preserves

Plunging our forks into
the jam jars‚ tambourine
skin, we hunt the shoal
of glacée cherries chasing

the syrupy current Some
surrender immediately, others
dodge behind their crumpled
comrades, desperate to avoid

death But it is too late and we
start to attack the next batch,
Morello cherries Watching them
orbit the liquidised black hole,
I see myself slowly rotting.

 

N.G Unnikrishnan
unnikrishnanng@yahoo.co.in

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I am N.G Unnikrishnan Was a soldier then a professor A poet in Malayalam and in English A translator from Malayalam to English
I live in North Parur, Eranakulam District, Kerala State,India North Parur is my town, and Cochin is our city Nearest airport is Nedumbassery Cochin, now Kochi is known as the queen of the Arabian Sea Kerala is known as God’s own country and Kochi is beautiful with its backwaters has ever been a spot of tourist attraction with its Chinese nets and streets redundant with History

The following work is Copyright © 2006, and owned by N.G Unnikrishnan and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Outdated ness

Caught
In the crosswire
Of assassin outdated ness

A page set
Letters written

Like stars
In the eyes
Of a young one
Minutes
Before riot