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Faith

A still silent temple
of cold white-washed walls
veneered with ice and moonlight

A small cone of flame shudders
in the inner sanctum
A treacherous Eternity

Joss-smoke hangs
thick slumberous acrid
from the shrine that flaunts

Monoliths of terrible powers
burning with many colours
with abysmal mouths
and vast flaming eyes
that devour all worlds The Rudras of destruction

Unsounded
the temple bells hang on their mast
like a string of paralytic ravens

Night has gathered on gaunt sleeping houses
and low spreading rain-trees
Beneath its dun lead
the town lies prostrate

The bleached stone Mandala
Erects on the night-desert
like the Taj Mahal of Shahjahan

Frangipani trees hulk like hills
perforating dark-violet skies
with frosted blooms of glass
And the stark quiver
from the cricket's throat
becomes the poetry of the muddy earth

by Dr. Ahila Sambamoorthy

     

Awakening by Jonathan Bowser

"Awakening"
By Jonathan Bowser

     

Dr. Ahila Sambamoorthye's poems are Dravidian in tradition and draw largely on the landscapes, philosophies, religion, and customs of South India. She believes that poetry should emulate music, or aspire towards the condition of music, and thus she likes her poems to resound with the lyric voice of dream and imagination, such as is evoked by Franz Schubert's mesmerizing melodies. Dr. Sambamoorthy is a member of the Faculty of Languages at the National University of Malaysia in Selangor, West Malaysia.

   
 
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