Sunday, June 17, 2012

sharp edges

Puddle, 1952, M. C. Escher
in that tapestry
I see a pattern
asymmetry of nature
unadorned in a drab canvass
footprints leads one to parents
the universal one, mother earth
she cushions the sharp edges
zigzag branches imprison the light on the ground
track marks are inevitable
to roll into invisible something

"pour water over me
let the fine details embed into me
I will draw circles
do thumb painting"


26 comments:

insanebloom said...

Thumb painting...:)

Jinksy said...

zigzag branches imprison the light on the ground

They do indeed...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love mother earth cushioning the soft edges - and the thumb painting! Cool!

Tess Kincaid said...

Mother Earth is smiling...and so am I...

ayala said...

she cushions the sharp edges
zigzag branches imprison the light on the ground
track marks are inevitable
to roll into invisible something............nice lines here, cool!

Linda said...

I love the rich gathering of natural threads that your poem brings to life, Gautami. Thank you for sharing.

Catfish Tales said...

YES - you must have been a child who enjoyed making mud-pies. :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

There is certainly a softening of the harsh tyre marks.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Cushioning the edges and thumbprints. Loved this
Hugs
SueAnn

kaykuala said...

'track marks are inevitable
to roll into invisible something'

Yes, they do eventually,invisible but still visible. Nice take, Gautami!

Hank

Sreeja said...

This one is my favorite read today and may be till another striking one comes....

Susan Lindquist said...

Love love love this ... love that you played with the word tapestry ... woven images with your words ... I will re-read this poe, off and on for the next few days ...

Mama Zen said...

This is really pretty.

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read 2 poems and what a way to talk of Mother Nature.

Take care

Susan said...

I have not tried to read this without the illustration you provide. I see, through your description, an entire image of the universe in that little mud puddle--from the artifacts of humans to the pinnacle of creation. I will have to re-look at finger painting and more to see what I missed when I just thought it was finger marks in the goop! Thank you!

Timoteo said...

Is it permitted to use the fingers in thumb painting? Is it permitted to use the thumb in finger painting? These are the questions that keep me awake at night.

Sue said...

Thumb painting!

=)

chiccoreal said...
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chiccoreal said...

"footprints lead one to parents" as children this is how we see the world; like the breadcrumbs left by Hansel and Gretel~! Wonderful dream-like imagery~ thank-you~ gautami tripathy~!!!

Margaret said...

asymmetry of nature
unadorned


my son just thumb painted for me (and I adore it!) Truly a masterpiece.

Laura said...

exquisite through and through!

Myrna R. said...

This is beautiful. It is a tribute to life and nature. Very nice.

JANU said...

Too good...I love the tapestry of nature.

Kim Nelson said...

Let the fine details... fabulous imagery. Nicely done.

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/06/18/tucson-summer/

Mystic_Mom said...

I missed this one at Magpie Tales, but you've done something really cool with it. Nicely done.

Carrie Burtt said...

A beautiful tribute to Mother Earth...this is lovely! :-)