Madathil Rajendran Nair

Gold Star - 26,723 Points (3rd December 1946 / Bombay, India)

Diwali Remembrance - Poem by Madathil Rajendran Nair

She had simian features
But burning eyes
Mostly in chemise
She was adrenaline
That set my heart in spate

That was long long ago
When we shared company
In the flash of Diwali crackers
And roaring sparklers
All that I remember
She smelt too good
In her teenage efflorescence

I hadn’t then seen
Arabian beauties
Or ogled the blondes
Brunettes, blacks
That set Hollywood on fire
With cleverly concealed anatomical features

Sophia Loren was unknown
As was Irma La Douce
Ursula was yet to bewitch
Robbers in forlorn deserts

She lent me the fire
With which I lighted crackers
Most of which misfired
Each time the light was passed
I saw her eyes glint
In a primeval fire
That spread out a night-sky of stars

Having lost her forever
In my senility now
I need only the memory of that fire
To light my crackers
And sporadic sparklers
Through lonely nights
Like comets in spate

Oh, Diwali is a splendour
May I have her around
In her scanty chemise
Smelling all time good
Like a haystack in rain wet
Or at least a memory of it

Topic(s) of this poem: festival of light


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just like that - as I saw a face glow in the flash of Diwali crackers

Comments about Diwali Remembrance by Madathil Rajendran Nair

  • Rajesh Thankappan (11/14/2015 9:44:00 PM)


    Old memories gleaming anew! Loved it. (Report) Reply

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  • Valsa George (11/10/2015 11:14:00 PM)


    Just lovely......! A wonderful poem, very romantic with the fervour of passion and the beauty of presentation! Even a memory can ignite such flames of passion! Top marks! (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (11/10/2015 7:22:00 PM)


    Happy Diwali with your sweet memories (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (11/10/2015 10:34:00 AM)


    The crowds at festivals are sure to have a face that sticks out and remains forever etched in memory (Report) Reply

  • Shakil Ahmed (11/10/2015 9:48:00 AM)


    i wish a diwali for you all colorful and radiant with light and hope that light will remove the darkness of our soul. nice poem, well -penned, (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, November 10, 2015


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