Painting & text: Ashwini Kaarthikeyan
March 10, 2013
She dances like a virgin maiden bejewelled in finery.
She is passion, unhindered, by space and time.
She is the moon, she is music, she is rhythm, she is the mother, she is the demon, she is grace, she is love, she is the kiss, she is the flower arrow, she is desire, she is the lament, she is jubilation, she is the wind, she is the flower, she is the bee.
She beckons and she is the beckoning.
She is sensuality, unfettered, by space and time.
(This painted poem was inspired after witnessing the recital of dancer Vyjayanthimala Bali during the dance festival 'Remembering Rukmini Devi' on Feb 24, 2013 at Kalakshetra, Chennai. Ashwini Kaarthikeyan is a poet, artist and Bharatanatyam dancer.)
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