30 August, 2011

the painting on my wall


there is a painting on my wall,
a dark, broad wood frame,
enclosing Meera,
as she sits amidst colours galore,
waiting in lonely
solitude, with her dotara,
her hopeful eyes
brimming with longing,
and love, colossal,
celestial,
expressed in this melodic
trance, that strums to the
tunes of my heart.


(This poem is inspired - apart from Meerabai herself - by this painting by my good friend Arti Jalan.)

24 comments:

  1. Waah! Kirti you have made the painting come alive with your words:)
    Not to forget, I must appreciate Arti for such an outstanding piece of work, though, I like her other paintings more.

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  2. Waah kirti....Meera rocks!!!!!!!

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  3. Kirti, there's something about your style that I can relate to.Lovely read.
    Rosie

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  5. You people are complementing each other well enough :) The Wills Filter caption seem to be made for you two :)

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  6. Vivid. Yup, that's the word.

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  7. Your painting has taken on a new life with you words thank you so much
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/09/08/the-crimson-witch/

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  8. you must have loved this painting so much to say this.. nice! my entry.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/lines/

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  9. Yearn for love of life..the painting and feelings of the painting both written up so damn superbly..

    Alcina

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  10. Great combination of poetry and picture.

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  11. Loved your painting and the lovely verse on Meeras divine love:)

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  12. Hello.
    My first time visiting.

    Awesome imagery! Painting and poem go hand-in-hand.
    Very nicely expressed.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Under Blinking Stars

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  13. lovely! so glad you came across my blog so I could find yours!

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  14. Your words do the painting justice. I enjoyed both!

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  15. your words are beautifully amalgamated with the paintings expression-effective lines -thanks for sharing

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  16. This was very loving and well done.
    I loved the use of description and thought
    the subject matter was cool.

    Great Job!

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  17. Wow! You and your friend do really well together. The painting poured life into your words, just as much as your words poured life into the painting..

    Keep 'em coming!
    --
    RoHiT
    dial-a-denial.blogspot.com

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  18. I love it! The poem is so melodic.

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  19. I don't know how I missed commenting here.I am really honored that you have displayed my painting here.Beautiful Poetry.:):).Feels like painting again.:)And I humbly thank people who have appreciated the painting..:)

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