Lone Horse In The Field

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I am a lone horse in the field.
I gallop in the wild open meadow
of my mind,
where ever I please.
Lone horse in the field.

Wedded no one, and yet I did.
I birthed nobody, yet I did.
His power burns in my belly
I gallop in his arms, free.
Lone horse in the field.

His song sings in my mane
His wine burns up my lips –
Not just lips, I am aflame
Lone horse in the field.

Blazing comet, shooting star
Powered by his fantasy
Gushing down as a river
Dancing amok, this is me.

Wind, stars and the sky
and the grass, and the trees
Wherever my eyes rest
He is there – only he
I am there – his ecstasy

~ vani murarka

Image credit: Kimballstock.com

Desert Dusk (artwork)

Digital Art. Made first in MS Paint and then re-implemented in Inkscape.

My ancestors came from Rajasthan. Maybe they came from Sub-Saharan Africa. I have never seen the hot desert sand sinking into darkness, but they had. So I guess it is in my genes and that is how this image came about to be!

Desert Dusk by Vani Murarka
Desert Dusk by Vani Murarka

Made first in MS Paint and then re-implemented in Inkscape for resolution independence and a tad bit more sophistication.

trees, me and everyone

not trees, raised arms
of the earth are these
seeking blessings every day
for you and me
~ translation from original in Hindi by Marudhar Mridul

trees, me and everyone

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not trees, raised arms
of the earth are these
seeking blessings every day
for you and me

not trees, open eyes
of the earth are these
clearing the path for
you and me

not trees, but the efforts
of the earth are these
scattered gems of happiness
for you and me

not trees, pictures painted
by the earth are these
friends gathered round
for you and me

not trees, gentle fans
of the earth are these
shades spread to soothe
our soul, you me

not trees, but the penance
of the earth are these
partners in our search
both you and me

not trees, but the seeds
of our being are these
believing in life
for you and me

~ by Marudhar Mridul
(original in Hindi: “ped, main aur sab”)
~ translated by Vani Murarka