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Summer pleasures!

Slipping on, beautiful, raw, fragrant, 

green, organic, henna mocassins,

on to a baking hot, brown skin…

Summer pleasures!

Cooling down amidst heady, 

exotic fragrances of moist,

crushed, tender green, henna leaves 

from my garden wanderings! 

offer Her your dance …
bloom open into Her blinding radiance …

stand stoic beneath Her downpour of raw gold! 

allow the mirage of his gaze to rest lightly upon Her serene, liquid light …


(Above photographs shot by Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran at an exhibition of photographs on Chandralekha and her work, curated by Sadanand Menon at SPACES, Chennai)