Like the dancer,
You flit about gracefully.
Flowing hair, arms in motion,
Without a care, a poetic notion
Like the dancer,
You make heads turn.
Men in awe, mouths wide open,
As tresses fall, hearts are broken
All the world is a stage,
You dance uninhibited.
Your life, a vivid book of colors;
For every day, a new page
Now, like the dancer,
You graciously bow.
Taking leave of lonely hearts;
Never together, yet never apart
This poem came to me at a time when, well, when things were in a state of flux. It was wierd, but the image of the dancer came to me, and all of a sudden I began thinking about all the stuff that I knew and remembered about the 'temple dancers' or devadasis. Now, I must admit, I don't know a lot of details or too much background history, but there's something powerful about the place that this person held in Indian culture and literature. I was reminded of this book that I read in high school by U.R. Ananthamurthy...Samskara. And then, well, the dancer took on hues of a lover...like a forbidden love, at first, but then, as the epitome of a timeless, untouched love. Let me know what you guys think.
#1000 a new destiny A Training We Will Go About Me about.me Africa Alaska AmitD Baby John Foundation bandicoot Bare Minimum beach Beginner-Chef Bengaluru bike bitter gourd bitter melon bitter squash blizzardofoz blog blossom BunnyB Cats Central America Chathurthi Chennai Civilization composting connections Content Writer content writing cookery cover shot culture curry leaf Daya Death dj dogs dreamy-dreams Dubai Earth Day eco-friendly ecology Eichhornia crassipes email forward English? environs Eudaimonia Europe Chicago existence extinction Facebook Fiction flora flower food foto-RK freswater fruit fruit tree Funny Business? future-simple Ganesha garden garden gardening gardening gargantuan Google+ grammatically correct guilt health holidays/festivals hopelessly romantic hopelessness human condition Hyderabad identity idol India Indonesian insect inspiration int-Ro-spec-shun interesting? Internet Service Italian ival Jagannath Temple Gate JamminGlobal Jay Kannaiyan John Paul Aguiar Kanyakumari karavella karela Kenya Kerala Kodaikanal Kovalam laddu Lake Nakuru lakes large Lesser bandicoot rat Life life story lily longevity macabre Mahabalipuram Mahe Masai Mara Mentor message Mexico milestone Miscellanea mission mogs Momordica charantia Mountain Lodge movie movie reference mushroom music mutation Nairobi NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month nature news-related O1M online online presence Ooty Oroku Saki our world Oxyopes bimanous party pest photography Phuentsholing pink Place of worship Poetry point-and-shoot pomegranate Practice Write profile profile pic Purpose railway station Rain Lily recipe recycling relationships religion/faith RK rodent sapling search engine optimization SEO short story sign social media South America spider Sri Vilas sump Sun-Mar teaching Thalassery The Dark Side The End The Muskoka Foundation Thirupathi Thiruvananthapuram Tirupati Balaji touristy travel Tribute Trivandrum Airport Incident twisted past Twitter vegetable Vinayaka Visarjan Visual Tonality Photography waste water hyacinth water purification water treatment web content World Writing yellow Zodiac