A tribute to Indian folk art

I traveled through India, often complaining About the lack of infrastructure, feigning A Westernized approach to the land, I should say (Not proud of myself as I write this today) Then there was something that left me Mesmerized and amazed, when I did see (Again like the typical Western traveler) Folk art in its unadorned splendor […]

Tribute to Indian Classical Dancers

Exposed to various cultures I have been Myriad performing arts I have seen Yet when I think of unparalleled grace, The image that I conjure is the face Of a classical dancer from India immersed Into the very soul of her dance, well-versed In fluid movements and facial expressions Recounting tales from an ancient nation […]

Appreciating Art

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” -Claude Monet I had always admired art from a distance In my life it appeared to have little relevance Comprehension of art seemed beyond me An artist’s viewpoint I could never see As […]

Broken

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Broken”. It is in the nature of everything To be broken repeatedly in pieces fine For every breakage is destined to bring The pieces together in a novel design With a massive breakage the universe began A giant mass of matter broke with the big bang And […]

Best form of expression

Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.  Allen Ginsberg I started this blog to share my views on pretty much anything and everything that I like. While it was easy enough to write about […]

Passage of time

Hair peppered with silver strands Fine wrinkles lining her face Reminders of the shifting sands Of time, the years lost in a haze Of building a home, earning a living Nurturing with tender love and caring Holidays, dinners, gifting and giving, Days bathed in sunshine of loving and sharing… Never a moment of dullness, or […]

Five favorites- Verses

I have always loved poetry, and some verses have stuck with me over the years. These are some of my favorites (I have included only the verses that I remember): 1. The Glories of Our Blood and State- James Shirley The glories of our blood and state      Are shadows, not substantial things; There is no […]

Ceilings

There is something about artistic ceilings that makes me want to take pictures of them…it’s challenging with a point and shoot camera, and often the results are less than ideal. But the idea of craning my neck and shooting upwards is just too much to resist…hope you like these amateur attempts! Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkiye […]