your name / namita krishnamurthy

your name is a peculiar

illusionist who is everywhere,
the silent demon who at night
crawls quietly into the bed of my dreams

sometimes it is a banshee
wailing the omen of so many four letter words

but what i find most striking is
when i say your name
it doesn’t leave my lips
but takes shoes off its shoes, enters the temple of my mouth

rings a bell


Namita Krishnamurthy is a student from Kerala, India. She spends most of her time reading, writing, listening to AR Rahman music and watching movies. More of her works can be found at She can be contacted at

One comment

  1. enjoyed this piece in its entirety. but i couldn’t help thinking of all the possible four letter words, with their varying emotions. that’s what a good poem should do; make us think, feel, be inspired…something.

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