Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Partha Chatterjee writes


Your neck bears the sign of a yoke. 

Honeycombed shirt,
Decreasing shoe sole,
Blurred spectacles
Cannot suppress your
Smile on days of festival. 

Counting each and every
Member of the family you present
Them gifts like a thumb who never
Counts itself while touching out every knuckle of the remaining fingers. 

Being questioned about your new dress
You reply with a smile: "I don't want to cover my soul with a second skin."
Image result for neck yoke paintings
The Ghost of an Ox Visits the Broken Yoke -- Clive Hicks-Jenkins (based on a figurine by Meri Wells plus a found object from the studio of Heinz Koppel)

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