Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Moment of Solace.

The sun cast its glory sheath and reddish glow
Her work, half done and yet still more
Cut cane growing ripe and wrinkles grow
Day after day, her windy life she bore.

Yet every afternoon, after a lonely meal,
At the edge of the paddy fields, she just stood.
A moment of thought, she chose to steal,
And think of nothing, her tired soul’s only food.

In all his holiness, and pure air,
His duties performed and plants watered,
All deities worshipped and given their share
Little to eat, some rest, but sleep shattered.

Disturbed by dreams, by their redness
Night after night, burning amidst flames
Through the window, he chose to gaze,
At distant cold stars and their naughty games.

Long beyond the village, after the pond,
Started the river; flowing gently
And by the river, swayed the palm grove
To all secrets the river told, quietly.

In the heat of summer, for a short time
Always, the river died until sky’s end
Though burnt by lightning and no fruit to bear
The palm grove stood, awaiting his river friend.

Paintings by Baburao Painter, Anjolie Ela Menon and Indra Dugar


starry said...

Beautiful lines.enjoyed this poem.thanks.

Srijith Unni said...

@Starry : Thanks starry, Actually the poem / poems were written , inspired by those beautiful paintings.! All Indian painters.

Anonymous said...

It's great!!..........................................

Priya said...

Absolutely beautiful:)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

was the last painitng by "Indra Dugar" ? I love it

Srijith Unni said...

@Priya : Thanks priya, glad that you liked it.!

@Deepa : Yes!, In the order i mentioned. My small way of promoting art.! Glad that you liked it!

Sandeep Menon said...

Beautiful Poems Sri...the images do conjure up a vivid picture which you have beautifully wrriten down in a string of words...When I first read them, I wondered how well the images and the lines complemented the feeling. Your earlier comment clarified the mystery .....great initiative and a novel idea to promote Contemporary Indian Art :)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

thats a very nice thought . i just hope someone inspired by your blog buys one of them.

actually, i want to promote the rural artists .... and in the process help them .. but no idea how to

Srijith Unni said...

@Sandeep : Thanks for your kind words sandeep. I like all fine arts, and wish with the growing rage for the internet and Television / Film Industry, these fine arts don't lose their significance.

@Deepa : // i just hope someone inspired by your blog buys one of them. // That would be great.! Sad thing is that awareness itself is less.

// i want to promote the rural artists .... and in the process help them .. but no idea how to //

That's a very noble thought, Why don't you start by posting details on a website ?

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