Sunday, October 9, 2011

A worship of the darting type...



A wonderful capture of a squirrel by blogger friend Magiceye, at the Jagdish (Lord of the Universe) Temple in Udaipur, posted, as part of the 365 Project series .

And it occurs to the mind, that so many squirrels , must have enjoyed playing hide and seek, over centuries, perhaps, inspiring a sculptor to make the petal curvature just so; artistic full curves, reminiscent of an observed striped furry back, for those that play, in the face of straight, upright, learned types, who have a different mode of worship....

(photo by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)

Stepping down
the carved centuries
one level
at a time,
unintimidated by
the
painstakingly crafted
plain upright lines
monolithic art,
circles, curves, petals
and all,
supporting the climb
to the
exalted heavenly heights;

Perhaps
centuries ago,
a sculptor,
enamoured
of the full blown curve
in the back
of a Mewar squirrel,
sculpted the panels
just so,
inviting it
with a wink,
to store its
collected nuts
in the crevices....

The sport continues....

7 comments:

  1. So beautiful, the picture and the poem!

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  2. LOL Quite possible!! Squirrels are such delightful creatures.

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  3. Thanks for the beautiful poem!

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  4. this is wonderful.... thank you

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  5. you did his picture wonderful justice with your intriguing and well worded poem :) liked it!

    Leo @ I Rhyme Without Reason

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