“Evergreen” – Nayana Nair

The nights are not that painful anymore
whatever grows in me
is evergreen.
It has no care for lack of light in this world,
no care for years filled with question marks.
Unlike me,
it has no fear to be eaten up or extinguished.
Unlike me. It is so unlike me,
that I can rely on it to keep me floating
even my hands refuse to help me live.
I used to believe that it is love,
it is hope that keeps me afloat.
But I no longer have a name for it,
since love and hope have abandoned me
and yet I float.
And yet I float.


  1. Loved these lines “The nights are not that painful anymore
    whatever grows in me
    is evergreen.”
    More great poems to go

  2. krc says:

    quite moving, this one!

    1. Nayana Nair says:

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

  3. You can self-reflect too much in writing, then it is hard to change the theme. You do float, maybe the question is more why than how. I look at the self-reflection in your last few posts and, please don’t be offended, but I kind of asked myself the question ‘I wonder if she is ticklish?’ I would love to see how you write with joy and finding a carefree side πŸ™‚

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      I not at all offended πŸ™‚ Do not worry.
      I do have too many moments of happiness and I think in real life I am more carefree than my poems might portray me to be.
      I know the amount of sad stuff I write must make make me sound me like a really depressed person, but I am not. It is just that I naturally I am attracted towards the darker emotions in my writing. I think the theme I want to write and am writing is the vulnerability – which tends to be a bit sad.
      A happy piece of writing…hmm…maybe one day. I think I may have written one or two, but can’t find them under the pile of my other work πŸ™‚ One day probably I will try to create a lighter and brighter work πŸ™‚
      Glad you liked my poem πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

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