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Gautam Verma
POEMS
 

Resound



(i)


      In facing

the face          faces us

we see          light and

in light          a sea

of particulars          a face

we see          bodies forth

open and          opaque

it calls us          ourselves

(ii)


         we forego

in the realm of

      sensuous there is no

a first experience of

      ego its image apogee

Narcissus

(iii)


every face his face

only Narcissus sees he

takes his pleasure his

face he calls himself

he can neither partake

nor participate

(iv)


My response

resound          with redundancy


In facing          the face

pain in          your pain

forego          ego Be

a - cross          threshold

Echo Be          Echo

                           - after Emmanuel Levinas

   
   
   

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