Traceless written by Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH at



written by: Dr. MOLLY JOSEPH


like tears 
         in the rain
they fade

the stories
             you built 
to grow into… 

the dreams
           you wove
to flee into… 

the faces
          you sought
as rope heads
              to cross
the abyss…..

the paths 
             you trod
to get
           the grass
was greener…

the smiles
        that cheered

like tears
          in the rain
they fade

    the arid plain
           lilies once

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr Molly Joseph

Dr. Molly Joseph retired as Head of the Dept. of English, St. Xaviers College, Kerala, India and now serves as Professor of Communicative English. She, a bilingual writer, has had her Doctorate in Post War American Poetry (of William Carlos Williams). She has published 9 books of Poems - Aching Melodies (Patridge, Penguin), Autumn Leaves, December Dews, Myna's Musings, It Rains,The Bird with Wings of Fire, Where Cicadas Sing in Mirth (all by Authors Press New Delhi), Firefly Flickers, Hidumbi - novel (by Xpress Publications, Kerala) and Pokkuveyil Vettangal (poems, Malayalam). Dr. Molly writes travelogues and short stories and has won several awards. The India Women Achiever's Award 2019, Wordsmith Award 2018 and Award on Experimental Poetry 2020. She represented India in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Literary Festival 2019.
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