Saturday, November 21, 2015

For Peace

Peace seems to be hardest thing to find these days. People even pay thousands in search of peace in different destinations that claim to offer 'peace' in return for their services! May be some at last find it since some bucks are spent after all! Seriously speaking, each one of us is concerned at the thought of where is this headed to! Let alone peace, take any part of the world and there is so much intolerance! I just hope and wish that people learn to tolerate even if they can not love everyone, just as E.M.Foster wrote:

"I do not believe in Belief...Tolerance, good temper and sympathy-they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long."

This is my humble attempt at #BloggingForPeace with #BlogAdda:


Divided By God

The shrouded silence
Penetrated the chasms
Gripping even the hairline
Spaces to ensure the enfolded grief
Lay smothered and suffocated...
The land wailed and wailed
To the lost souls
Catastrophe embedded and metamorphosed
Into many winged vultures
Marking niches and moments
Into destinations unknown
Divided by ‘God’!
The names appear and disappear…
In the mindscapes of the innocent,
The scapegoats…
From those mindful, obsessive and dominant demolishers
Who proclaim themselves to be the Lord of the ‘Worlds’!
There is neither a beginning nor an end…
There seems to be, just an eternity!

-Deepa Gopal Sunil

Sometimes there is this strong urge to create something without knowing what exactly and this illustration is the result of such an urge...need an outlet, sometimes am not satisfied and yet it somehow completes and complements. I can't say what the viewers would feel or would they be able to connect and yet I think there would be no art that completely fell in line with both the artist and the viewer. And perhaps that's why they say it is left to the interpretation of the audience. 

Linking it to PPF...

Friday, November 13, 2015

Distant Dream

Pisceans are said to be intuitive and intense dreamers. 

Anyone who disagrees???

I think we pisceans create a parallel world, a different dimension, and we try "all is well with the world." Sometimes it's successful and sometimes it's not! (yet we keep trying!) 
Just rushing around the by lanes one comes across faces forlorn and forgotten and yet they were always there. Incidents, pleasant and unpleasant, surround us at times making us smile at that memory while people wonder at our awkward times it even glistens our eyes while a tear trickles down at that faulty fate when things toppled over beyond our control just like that deck of cards! (in the first place "who asked you to place that cards that way just to be toppled over, right!?") 

Here's a tale(fictitious) of a such a soul who escapes into that dimension to  relive her glory and forget her grief.


Distant Dream

Rats scurried through the scavenger night
Rattling and shaking in the deck above lay
Rosy, the drama queen!
She dreamt of a distant past where she lay
On blushing bed with satin cushions strewn around
Half naked and lipstick smeared she rose a toast
To the bequeathed destiny and her child!
She raved, roared, screamed and shrilled
To the quiet of the night and dazzling eyes
She rose and fell with times that she could never foretell
Applause and shakes, garlands and roses were quite her fav'
Chairs were brought and umbrellas held to keep her beam
Those were the days she enjoyed the most
Now she lay all forlorn in an unidentified cube
Dreaming of the distant past!

This was written in 2013. The artwork is from 2012. I have always been hesitant to share my writings...things have changed...over the years. We evolve!

I would love to hear your thoughts...

The images I mentioned in my poem in one of my posts, I can't get the image out of my head were:

Van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhone
Edward Munch's The Scream
and Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

Thanks for trying it out and Kokila (Gupta), you have almost replied all three!!! Thanks dear :)

Linking it to PPF.