Sketch & text: Ashwini Kaarthikeyan
March 9, 2013
It is smoky out here.
The aroma of burning neem leaves,
cleanse my insides.
Veiled in the bosom of a nursing mother,
I caress the ash, sparkling in thin air!
(This painted poem was inspired after witnessing the Kathakali recital of classical dancer Kalamandalam Rajasekharan during the dance festival 'Remembering Rukmini Devi' on Feb 23, 2013 at Kalakshetra, Chennai. Ashwini Kaarthikeyan is a poet, artist and Bharatanatyam dancer.)
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