“All the crowded corners of me” – Nayana Nair

I learned another new word today.
It describes nothing in my life
but still I keep it under my tongue.
I stuff into corners of my lungs
that have never known what air is.

I find this word tangled in my ribs,
crying over my skin,
trying to escape me,
to find a better place,
a better someone to describe.

My heart again becomes a shackle
for everything
that is beautiful.


  1. Sounds like you’re feeling a little blue today, so cerulean would be rather an apt colour – although that’s a brighter shade, so cheer up!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Maybe it is the brighter blue that I want to have, but that blue doesn’t like me that much it seems πŸ™‚
      Will definitely cheer up πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

    2. Dorothea says:

      nicely said. I agree!

  2. I do like the middle part of this, trying to express the effect the word has on you. Sometimes with new words they then nag and haunt us until we start using them.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I agree with you. Finding new beautiful words is an experience of its own.
      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚

  3. Love this! It’s beautiful

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Thank you πŸ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      Thanks πŸ™‚

  4. a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue

    I just goNe numb with your words NAyana

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