Wednesday, November 30, 2011

And lo behold !

Once again, my blogger friend, Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli, has posted a stunning visual of an amazing door , from her trip to Rajasthan; possibly from some royal palace or fort.

Bringing visions of ancient ordered lives, when you lived cloistered inside somewhere, heavily "protected", you clapped gently to summon someone, who then magically appeared, after a quiet knock on the door. Letting in, possibly, in addition to the summoned person, some fresh thinking from the outside world......

(photograph by Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli)

Heavy loaded minds,
slow to move,
brassy opinions firmly etched
all over,
sometimes repetitively,
sometimes uniquely

something obtrusively pokes
as it juts out
on the surface
to sit quiet inside.

an idea
stealthily wanders by,
at first
by the opulence;
but nevertheless
knocks on the handle....

And the mind,
slowly sheds the load
of its mind,
amidst creaks and doubts,
and opens itself
to a friend,
the outside world ....


  1. waah waah!!! now i just need to figure out whether this was amer for or city palace jaipur, damn memory issues with fibromyalgia!!!