Where we come from

Rajasvini Bhansali
Posted November 11, 2009 from United States

songs feed in the drought no matter rain has forgotten us for four years children, and sand, still dance on the street no one asks them to stop or follow someone else’s rhythm where we come from rajasthan – the land of kings drinking water bursts from taps only from 5 to 7 am, otherwise, a teasing trickle (that is if the black market water suppliers have not sprung a leak in the pipeline diverting water to the town bully who’s already paid his best friend’s cousin to install a generator in the back so when the rest of the town flickers tentatively the bully’s home lights up like diwali evening) where incense curls around housewives tickling their wary earlobes a minute between many chores where holy smells like cardamom, carrots and cream cooking into halwa where halwa tastes like secrets sown under tongues where we come from just a little is always more than enough to feed anyone who stops by where we come from poems live in hands offering fragrant water in drought

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  • Rebecca Snavely
    Nov 12, 2009
    Nov 12, 2009

    I love these lines: children, and sand, still dance on the street no one asks them to stop or follow someone else’s rhythm

    What a beautiful expression of your land. From the rhythm and flow of your words, I have a sense of being there. The imagery of "poems live in hands offering fragrant water in drought" is so powerful.

    Beautiful. Thank you.

    Rebecca

  • JaniceW
    Nov 13, 2009
    Nov 13, 2009

    The scents and imagery that come through in your writing are so vivid. Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your Land.

  • Michelle Elmquist
    Nov 18, 2009
    Nov 18, 2009

    Hi Rajasvini,

    I'm so glad you found our community! PulseWire is such an amazing place to learn from and share with others and I know you will find a lot of support from all of our inspiring members posting from all over the world. If you have any questions about the community, let me know and I will help to get you started. I look forward to hearing more from you on PulseWire!

    Be well, Michelle