by Parth Pandya
Awash in color,
The paintings stared back at her.
An atavistic past
Talking to an apprentice future.
“In that little basket,
Float away the sins of naiveté.
Kunti stands ashore,
Guilt for a son”
The 21st century woman moves
From one canvas to another;
Her eyes registering
The journey of a mother
Through her many travails.
“Staring at the descending sun,
With a man full of hurt by her side,
Kunti stands ashore,
Victory for a son”
The sisters speak across
Barriers of canvas and ages,
A wry smile voicing words that
Neither has to utter.
With destinies written and burdens borne,
With lives raised and lives razed,
By women with pain and empathy,
Why are the Gods
Of creation and destruction all men?
Pic: Sharanya – http://mydraftings.blogspot.in/2010/01/kunti-leaving-her-son-karna-in-river.html
Parth Pandya is a passionate Tendulkar fan, diligent minion of the ‘evil empire’, persistent writer at http://parthp.blogspot.com, self-confessed Hindi movie geek, avid quizzer, awesome husband (for lack of a humbler adjective) and a thrilled father of a precocious three-year-old boy. He grew up in Mumbai and spent the last eleven years really growing up in the U.S. and is always looking to brighten up his day through good coffee and great puns.[box type=”download”] If you have trouble opening the PDF, please right click on the button and select ‘Save Link As/Save Target As’. This will help save the PDF to your computer. If you still have trouble, drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will mail you the PDF straight to your inbox! DON’T MISS THE PDF EXPERIENCE![/box] [button link=”http://www.sparkthemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/spark-march-2012.pdf” color=”orange” newwindow=”yes”] Click here to download the March 2012 issue as a PDF![/button] [button link=”http://issuu.com/sparkeditor/docs/spark-march-2012?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml&backgroundColor=000000&showFlipBtn=true” color=”green” newwindow=”yes”] Click here to flip and read the issue like a magazine[/button]