Bijay Kant Dubey

The Idea And The Image Of The Dark Daughter - Poem by Bijay Kant Dubey

The idea and the image of the dark daughter
I got it
From the terracotta plates
Of the outer portions of the temples
With the sculptures and figurines
In love, devotion, prayer and confession,
The images of the sevadasis and devadasis
Dedicated and suffering,
The nautch girls with the folded hands
Wishing swagatam,
Those who build temples,
The women folk at construction work,
Womankind neglected and ignored,
The daughter growing in the loving care
And affection of the father,
But none understanding the pains of life,
All these things.

The dark daughter is a complex poem of mine,
Sociological, historical, mythical and mystical,
Artistic and sculptural, archival and architectural,
Narrative and ethical, didactic and profound,
Philosophical and moralistic, imagistic and penetrating,
Linguistic and cultural, humanitarian and thoughtful,
Ethnic and general, tribal and non-tribal,
Godly and earthly at the same time,
Kali's image is therein,
Symbolizing the womb of Creation
And the pains borne by her,
The tears falling from.

Topic(s) of this poem: art

Comments about The Idea And The Image Of The Dark Daughter by Bijay Kant Dubey

  • Soumita Sarkar (3/8/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    Such an apt poem on the occasion of International Women's Day.....liked it...still we have to grow empathetic hearts to hear the cry of a girl.....dark daughter! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 8, 2015

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